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BIOL 230: Human Physiology

School: University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 6

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Charged Electroscope: Conductor Between Foils' Impact
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Explore the fascinating interaction between electrical energy charge and materials through the lens of an electroscope. Discover how inserting a conductor between its charged foil sheets changes the charge dynamics leading to an attraction between foil and needle. Understand the roles of conductors insulators and charge induction in this intriguing experiment.

Caffeine's Impact on Alertness: Tapping into Fight-or-Flight Mechanism
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Explore the body's fight-or-flight response and its link to caffeine's effects. Learn how the interruption of cAMP phosphodiesterase leads to prolonged alertness and why caffeine can result in sleeplessness.

Cortical Reaction in Sea Urchin Eggs: Fertilization Myths & Realities
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Discover the complex world of sea urchin reproduction, focusing on the essential role the cortical reaction plays in egg fertilization. Uncover common myths surrounding this process and learn what actually happens at the cellular level. Gain insight into how the formation of a fertilization envelope is crucial for successful fertilization.

Deciphering hPL: Its Role in Preparing the Breasts for Lactation
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Explore the role of human placental lactogen (hPL) in this informative video. Learn how hPL prepares the breasts for lactation, debunking other hypotheses about its functions in nourishing the placenta or regulating the menstrual cycle. Discover the primary function of this remarkable placental hormone.

Lumbar vs. Popliteal & Umbilical: Position Defined
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Understand the anatomical significance and position of the lumbar region within the spinal structure. This video explains how the lumbar region which constitutes the lower back interacts with other areas like the popliteal and umbilical regions. Gain a clear perspective on its role in supporting body weight and its location relative to other spinal sections

Mollusk Mantles: Secrets of Shell and Organ Protection
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Discover the essential role of the mantle in mollusks, the protective tissue responsible for shell secretion or organ protection. Explore how land snails, clams, and octopuses utilize their mantles for distinct purposes.

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