Phys Winter #1.txt
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Phys Winter #1.txt
Physiology winter test #1
How many body systems are in the human body?
What are the three things a body must do to maintain homeostasis? DIR
What are the three parts of negative control? SIE
- recognizes signal
- interprets signal/instructs
How does positive feedback work?
It increases the signal (e.g. oxytocin and increasing contractions)
What are the two components of ECF?
Where are K
and proteins highest in a cellular environment?
= outside of cell (ECF)
= inside of cell (ICF)
= outside of cell (ECF)
Proteins = inside of cell (ICF)
How does Osmosis work?
Water moves from area of low solute concentration to high solute concentration.
Works only in areas of impermeable solutes.
state? (3 things)
Water/solute conc. equal
No more net movement
No volume change
effective osmotic pressure
Amount of pressure that finally stops diffusion of water
What is the homeostatic osmolarity of intracellular/extracellular fluid?
What is the formula for
= # of particles that will dissociate in solution
the effect a solution has on the volume of the cell (hypoosmolar = swell, hyperosmolar = shrink, isoosmolar = steady state)
What ion channels open up inside of a cell due to a hypoosmotic ECF?
What two ion channels open up in response to a
to bring Sodium in (H
leaving causes the cell to become basic)
exchanger (no bicarb needed to cause cell to be basic, so it leaves)
What is the main reason b/t
Active Transport requires ATP-energy
What is the drug that inhibits the Na
a.k.a. ouabain (cardiac glycosides)
What does the sodium potassium ATP-ase pump?
3 Sodium out
2 Potassium in
What pump is an example of a secondary active transporter?
/glucose (utilizes the ATP from the Na
ATP-ase for its energy gradient to bring glucose against its concentration gradient into the cell)
What is the body water count? 60-40-20
60 L total
40 L ICF
20 L ECF (3/4 interstitial, 1/4 Plasma)
What is the formula for Total body water?
TBW = .7LBM + .1 AT
What is the fat to water rule?
The more fat the less water
What is the formula for osmolality?
+ Glucose/18 + BUN/2.8
What is the difference in membrane potential inside/outside of a cell?
Inside = negative
Outside = positive
Is it easier for Potassium or Sodium to pass through a cell?
Potassium due to more channels
What is the equilibrium potential for Potassium?
= -90 mV
What is the equilibrium potential for sodium?
What is the equilibrium potential for Chlorine?
What is the equilibrium potential for Ca
What is the Nerst Equation and what does it calculate?
= (60/z) log (ion
***used to calculate equilibrium potential
Does conductance (g) count on K or Na more?
More on K
Does a cell hyperpolarize or depolarize during states of hypokalemia?
Hyperpolarize because RMP becomes more negative as well as the equilibrium potential becoming more negative
What is Ohm's law and what does it calculate?
***shows resting membrane potential
What are the two types of gated potential channels?
What is the one type of action potential channel?
Are gated potentials uni- or bi-directional?
What is the difference b/t activation of gated and action potentials?
Gated change depending on magnitude of stimulus while action are all-or-nothing
What happens to a current during a gated potential moment?
It diminishes as it spreads from the center of activation
Is an action potential bi- or uni-directional?
Unidirectional and it does not dissipate throughout the neuron
What size of neuron allows faster propogation of an action potential?
Larger diameter (myelin will increase it as well)
What is important about the axon hillock?
Highest concentration of voltage gated channels for action potentials. Must reach threshhold around -60 to -65 before propogating.
What is the resting membrane potential of a normal cell?
What are the two drugs that inhibit Na
What channel opens to restore a cell to homeostasis?
What is the differnce b/t contiguous and saltatory conduction?
no myelination so potential continues along every fiber
Jumping from myelin over nodes of Ranvier (faster)
What is the disease where a person loses myelination of neuronal fibers?
What happens to a person with high free Calcium?
The calcium binds to the phospholipids and makes the threshhold potential more positive, therefore, requiring a stronger stimulus to reach threshhold
What happens to a person with low free calcium?
More easily excitable b/c cells are more negative
What is the affect of increased phosphate?
Phosphate binds to Calcium and causes a more easily excitable neuron
What is the effect of decreased phosphate?
More free calcium b/c less bound to phosphate = less excitable neurons
What happens to calcium during states of acidemia?
More hydrogen which leads to
more free calcium
b/c of competition with binding to negative proteins =
less excitable = muscle weakness
What happens to calcium during alkalemia?
Less hydrogen to compete for binding to proteins with calcium =
less free calcium = more excitable = muscle twitching
What forms the tunels of gap junctions (starts with C)?
What type of synapse occurs in gap junctions, electrical or chemical?
What is faster, an electrical or chemical synapse?
What ion channel is necessary to insert neurotransmitter into synaptic vesicles?
What ion channel must open to bind synaptic vesicles to postsynaptic cleft?
What are the three methods of neurotransmitter termination?
1) degradation by AchEsterase
2) Reuptake by presynaptic cleft
Is an End Plate Potential a graded or action potential?
What is the protein that senses increased Ca
in the presynaptic terminal and helps initiate binding?
What is Lambert-Eaton syndrome?
Disease that inactivates presynaptic Ca
channels so no binding of synaptic vesicles or clear vesicles can occur
What do dense-core vesicles contain?
Neuropeptide (not neurotransmitter)
What are ionotropic and metabotropic receptors?
ion channels on postsynaptic cleft
What are the two main effects of cocaine on synapses?
Block dopamine reuptake
Block Sodium channels
What is the difference between a
motor end plate? (What kind of channels)
Motor end plate:
How many Ach must bind to the MEP to open the Na/K channel?
What pump is activated to bring Ach into the synaptic vesicle?
Hydrogen pump so the H/Ach pump can function with a gradient
What is the function of Tubocurarine (curare)?
Competitive antagonist against Acb
What is the function of Succinylcholine?
mimic Ach so muscle is depolarized too much and eventually paralyzed
What is the effect of botulism toxin?
Botulism taken up by pre-synaptic cleft
blocks snare proteins so vesicle does not bind
no depolarization = muscle weakness
What is the effect of AchEsterase poisoning?
no Ach degredation
muscle twitching, followed by flaccid muscles
How does Myasthenia gravis function?
antibodies against Ach receptors
to cure, treat with Achesterase inhibitors so more Ach can compete with the blocking antibodies
What is the function of
Reversible AchEsterase inhibitor (used for MG and after surgeries to recover from muscle relaxants)
Where are the DHP and RYR receptors located?
How does the DHP/RYR system work?
DHP mechanically opens RYR
What is the function of tropomyosin?
inhibit binding of myosin to thin actin filaments
What is the function of Troponin and what are its three partrs?
: ties together Troponin and Tropomyosin
: bound to actin and inhibits ATPase activity
: senses and binds Calcium
What is the function of Titin and nebulin?
ties thick myosin filaments to z-band
controls length of thin actin filaments
What is the function of
bind actin filaments to sarcolemma cytoskeleton
What disease occurs if there is a lessening of Dystrophin?
Muscular Dystrophy = muscle weakness b/c no link for contraction to occur
Where is casequestrin found and what is its function?
sequester calcium and store it for release, reduces free calcium so excitation can occur
What is the process of recruitment?
Utilizing various different motor units to activate movement
Is good for modulating and maintaining muscle strength
What is the difference b/t type I and II muscle fibers?
: slow, aerobic, endurance
: fast, anaerobic, sprint
What are the three ways that muscles can grow or shrink?
muscle fiber change
Does muscle hypertrophy deal with # or size?
Just size, the number of fibers never changes
When is neuronal change largest, early or late training?
Why is myostatin important?
If absent, muscle hypertrophy still continues but the tendons are very weak and brittle
loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength due to aging
When a spinal injury occurs, what type of fiber type will increase in the body?
What are the three functions of smooth muscles?
What are the two types of smooth muscle?
What do smooth muscles have in place of MEP?
What smooth muscle type contains gap junctions?
Which smooth muscle is myogenic and neurogenic?
Myogenic = single unit = self-excitable with no required neuronal signalling
Neurogenic = multi-unit = fine control, requires neuronal signalling
Which smooth muscle type fires action potentials?
What hormones are released by the sympathetic pathway?
1) Epinephrine 80%
2) Norepinephrine 20%
***all from adrenal medulla
***parasym does not release hormones
What is the one exception to the post-ganglionic axons in sympathetics?
Sweat Glands: Cholinergic instead of adrenergic
What are three areas of cooperation b/t the sym and parasym pathways?
1) salivary glands
: s = thick,p = watery
: both produce tears
: p = erection, s = ejaculation
What are three methods of bringing Calcium into SM for contraction?
What are the three methods of removing Calcium from smooth muscles?
1) SR Ca-ATPase
2) Sarcolemma Na/Ca Exchanger
3) Sarcolemma Ca-ATPase