SMU Patho Part 1 Exam Ch 2

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SMU Patho Part 1 Exam Ch 2
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Stress and Homeostasis
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  1. What is Homeostasis?
    a state in which all symptoms are in balance at an ideal “set point” despite alterations within the body
  2. What is Homeostatic response?
    a tendency to stabilize an organism’s functional systems, despite changes both internally and externally.
  3. What are Threats to Homeostasis?
    • Pysical
    • - external -> temp extremes, traumatic injury
    • -internal -> infection

    • Psychological
    • -emotional stress
  4. Homestasis is controlled by _________ loop?
    Neg. feedback loop/system
  5. Regardless of the nature of the danger, the maintenance of homeostasis, the response is the same.

    What are those resposes systems?
    Baroreceptors, Vasopressin/ ADH from post pit., Hypothalmic mediatied response, Parathroid.
  6. Basic Homesotatic Response Sys
    Baroreceptors?
    response to acute blood pressure changes
  7. Basic Homesotatic Response Sys
    Vasopressin/ADH?
    from post pit in response to serum osmolality changes
  8. Basic Homesotatic Response Sys

    Hypothalamic mediated response to _____?
    temperature
  9. Basic Homesotatic Response Sys
    Parathyroid?
    response to serum Ca levels
  10. What is allostasis?
    • the extension of the concept of homeostasis and represents the adaptation process of the complex physiological system to physical, psychosocial and environmental challenges or stress.
    • recognition complexities and variable levels of activity necessary to re-establish or maintain homeostasis through the capacity to change
  11. What is Allostaic Load?
    the long-term result of failed adaptation or allostasis, resulting in pathology and chronic illness

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