Chapter 2 Quiz 1
How do free radicals cause cell damage?
By giving up an electron, causing injury to the
chemical bonds of the cell membrane
A free radical is an electrically uncharged atom
or group of atoms having an u
A person with XXXY has the genetic disorder called _ syndrome.
Selected Answer: Klinefelter
A disorder in the chromosome (47,XXY karyotype) results in a disorder known as
Klinefelter syndrome (Figure 4-16).
2. If a boy inherits a dis
1. Relative risks indicate the percentage of disease cases in the general population that are
attributable to a specific risk factor.
Selected Answer: True
A common measure of the effect of a specific risk factor is the relative risk.
Questions and Answers
1. What is the name for the study of disease involving the functional or physiological changes in
the body that result from disease processes?
*lipids and proteins are the major
components of the plasma membrane
*the chief function of ribosomes is to
provide sites for lipid sythesis
*eukaryotic cells are characterized by
a lack of distinc
What is the risk of a woman with a first degree relative with breast cancer developing breast cancer
The woman's risk doubles
During the inflammatory process, what causes edema?
Increased capillary permeability
What are the outcomes of the comple
1. Low plasma albumin causes edema as a result of a reduction in which pressure?
Selected Answer: Capillary oncotic pressure
Response Feedback: Losses or diminished production of plasma albumin contributes to a decrease in
plasma oncotic pressure.