PHYSIOLOGY LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The questions below are intended to guide a self-review of a one-semester physiology course taught at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Physiology 335). They are essay-style questions, the answers to which can
be found in
47. What are the bodys two principal control systems?
Central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system
48. Explain the difference between the Central Nervous System (CNS) and the Peripheral
Nervous System (PNS).
The CNS is composed of th
28. An aquarium initially contains pure water. If you empty an eyedropper with a high
concentration of Na+ and Cl- ions into an upper corner, describe what will happen next as briefly
as possible, using ALL of the following terms: Thermal (Brown
23. What are the molecules that make up the primary barrier of a biological membrane?
Draw/describe the structure, and how it causes membranes to form bilayers.
The primary barrier of a biological membrane is phospholipids. One end of a phosphol
UNIT 1: HOMEOSTASIS, CELL PHYSIOLOGY, AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
1. Define and explain the relationship between: Cells, Organs, Organ systems, Tissues
Cells are the simplest structural units which eventually differentiate into specialized cells.
Skeletal Muscle - there are three types of muscles skeletal, smooth, and cardiac - skeletal muscle attached to bones and moves and supports the skeleton - smooth surrounds hollow cavities and tubes - cardiac muscle of the heart structure - skeletal muscle
Electromyography Lab Study Guide 1. Define and draw the skeletal muscle tonus. - the state of partial contraction of muscles even at rest - maintained by activation of a few motor units at all times 2. Define and draw the steps of excitation coupling. - s