Hormonal Cycles- Chapter 18
Briefly describe each component of an endocrine feedback loop:
Stimulus : A change in body condition
Production Cell : an endocrine cell that produces a hormone after being affected by stimulus
Hormone : the signaling chemic
Mechanisms of Hormone Action- Chapter 18
Most physiological systems are located in specific locations in the body. The endocrine system
does not fit this description. Explain why not.
The endocrine system does not fit this description, because it is co
Autonomic Nervous System- Chapter 15
1. What is the sensory function of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)?
Perceives visceral sensations or emotions
2. What is the function of the hypothalamus and spinal cord relative to the ANS?
The ANS con
Anatomy Test #3: Ch. 13-16
Ch. 13 The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
- 100 million neurons and even more neuroglia make up the spinal cord; part of CNS extends from brain
- Contains reflex circuits that control some of our most rapid reactions
Ch. 1 7Qs
Structure Levels: chemical, cellular, tissue, organs, system, organismal
Molecule: 2+ atoms
Tissue: group of like cells to perform a function
Epithelial lines organs, cavities, forms glands and covers body surfaces
Connective connects and suppor
Reflexes- Chapter 13
1. Define somatic reflexes.
Somatic reflexes involve the stimulation of skeletal muscles by the somatic division of the nervous system.Ex
Patellar reflex. Achielles, Corneal
2. Name the five components of reflex arcs.
Leuk/o = white
melan/o = black
cyan/o = blue
xanth/o = yellow
leukemia (overabundance of white blood cells)
melanoma (black tumor of the skin)
cyanosis (due to cold or lack of oxygen)
xanthoma (yellow tumor)
Aden/o = gland
Chapter 18 Study Guide
A regulatory substance produced in an organism and transported in tissue fluids such as blood or sap to
stimulate specific cells or tissues into action.
Describe the method of hormone transportation.
CHAPTER 17: THE SPECIAL SENSES
Olfaction Sense of Smell
- Smell and taste are chemical senses; the human nose contains 10-100 million receptors for smell in the olfactory epithelium
of the superior part of the nasal cavity
- Olfactory epithelium covers th