PHYSIOLOGY

Acid-Base Balance

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Chapter 8 Acid-Base Balance I. Acid and Base A. Overview 1. The pH (i.e., −log [H+]) of the body is maintained within a very narrow range to allow for proper…

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Renal Physiology

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Chapter 6 Renal Physiology I. Overview A. General functions of the kidneys 1. The kidneys are an extraordinarily effective recycling facility into which the body’s extracellular fluid compartment is cycled…

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Respiratory Physiology

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Chapter 5 Respiratory Physiology I. Overview A. Because it is essential for metabolism, oxygen must be provided in relatively large amounts to most cells. O2: required to synthesize adenosine triphosphate…

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Cardiovascular Physiology

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Chapter 4 Cardiovascular Physiology I. Cardiac Mechanics A. Cardiac cycle: composed of systole and diastole 1. Systole • Systole is that part of the cardiac cycle in which the heart…

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Neurophysiology

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Chapter 2 Neurophysiology I. Overview A. The nervous system is unique in that it affects every other system of the body. B. It consists of several complex components that function…

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Cell Physiology

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Chapter 1 Cell Physiology I. Cell Structure and Function (Fig. 1-1) A. Overview 1. Cells are the basic structural and functional unit of the body. Cells: basic structural and functional…

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Endocrine Physiology

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Chapter 3 Endocrine Physiology I. Hormones A. Overview 1. The primary function of hormones is to maintain homeostasis (e.g., regulate plasma glucose and electrolyte balance) and coordinate physiologic processes such…

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Gastrointestinal Physiology

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Chapter 7 Gastrointestinal Physiology I. Structure and Function of the Gastrointestinal Tract A. Functional anatomy 1. Overview • The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is essentially a hollow digestive tube that extends…

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85

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85 CASE 85 A 17-year-old boy with an absence of signs of puberty visits the pediatrician. The patient has had a range between the 25th and 55th percentile for both…

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