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Physiology Intro Physiology
Physiology: Intro to Physiology
What is Physiology?
It is the study of normal functioning of a living organism and its component parts.
Physiologist study the many _______ in living organisms, from molecules to populations of one speices.
Levels of organization
What is Apoptosis?
It is programmed cell death
What are the 10 physiological organ systems?
The human body as a whole is adapted to cope with a ___________________, but most individual cells of the body can tolerate much less change.
Variable External Environment
What are Parameters?
Are homeostatically regualted include temperature, pH, ion concentrations, and water
What are Emergent properties?
They cannot be predicted from the properties of the individual component parts.
What does Translation research apply to?
It applies the results of the basic physiological research to medical problems.
What are the four key themes of Physiology?
1. Homeostasis and control system
2. Biological Energy Use
3. Structure-Function relationships
4. Communication among cells
Observation and experimentation are key elements of ________.
What is a Hypothesis?
Is logical guess about how an event takes place
What is a Scientific Theory?
It is a hypothesis that has been supported by data on multiple occasions.
What is Meta Analysis?
The data that combines data from many studies to look for trends.