The highly repeated ends of chromosomes that get shorter with each cell division are called:
C) RNA molecules
Which theory of aging states that the age changes are not due to the genes themselves but rather
Geriatrics is the branch of science that studies all aspects of aging.
B) False *
Senescence includes only detrimental age changes.
A) True *
Stress applied to the system increases the ability to maintain homeostasis.
A) True *
Define and explain the differences between longitudinal and cross-sectional aging studies.
Discuss some of the limitations of longitudinal and cross-sectional
11.What is peripheral neuropathy, what is the usual cause, and why is this important?
Peripheral Neuropathy is the gradual loss of peripheral skin receptors which causes loss
of sensation. Although loss of sensation is apparent in everyone, those with lon
Describe the functions of the right vs. left side of the heart.
The functions of the right side of the heart, the pulmonary circuit, is to receive carbon dioxide
rich blood from the superior and inferior vena cavas, where it then pumps it to the lungs
1. Basic Theories of Aging, what are they, can you write a definition for each and give some supporting examples?
Define and explain the differences between longitudinal and cross-sectional aging studies. Discuss some of the limitations of longitudinal a
Discuss the principle female reproductive hormones, their cycling, and effects on the female
The hormones: follicle stimulating hormones (FSH), luteinizing hormones (LH), estrogen,
progesterone act in a cyclic fashion and are responsible for prep
1. Four aspects of respiration, in conjunction with one age-related change, and result of
that change negatively affecting respiratory function are:
3. -Pulmonary Ventilation, where with age the resilience of lungs decreases effecting the
1 Name five classical endocrine glands, list the major hormone or hormones produced by each,
and describe their functions.
Five classical endocrine glands are:
1. Pituitary includes the anterior gland which secretes tropic hormones to stimulate other
Who are the baby boomers, and why will their impact be significant over the next 50 years in
terms of economics and health care?
-The baby boomers are the large number of people born between 1946 and 1964, the 20 years
-Their impact in