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Bio Exam 1 Review

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Bio Exam 1 Review Biol 2312

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Introduction to Modern Biology II
Michelle Wilson
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Date Created: 02/05/16
Homeostasis  Everything must be maintained within a certain range for continued survival o Negative feedback 1. Set points and correction o Positive feedback 1. Used to enhance a signal 2. Getting from point A to point B  Blood clotting Four Different Tissues  Epithelium o Covers the inner tube and outer tube o Functions as a barrier against the environment o Regenerate quickly o Can be striated (multiple layers) or simple (single layer) o Has directionality: apical and basal o 3 different cell shapes 1. Squamous: flat 2. Cuboidal: cube 3. Columnar: columns  Muscle o Support and movement o 3 types 1. Cardiac: cells have intercalated discs 2. Smooth: involuntary movement 3. Skeletal: voluntary movement, cells are multinucleated  Connective o Can be characterized as 1. Dense or not (are the fibers tightly packed) 2. Regular or irregular (are the fibers parallel or not) o Used for connecting/cushioning things o Regenerate slowly o Appears fibrous under microscope o Bone, blood and cartilage are special types of connective tissue  Neural o Composed of neurons and neuroglia 1. Neuroglia are supporting cells o Neurons have dendrites attached to a cell body attached to an axon and ends with the terminal o White (axons) and grey matter (cell bodies) o Regenerate very slowly or not at all Membrane potential  Resting potential = -70 o Maintained by leak channels and the sodium potassium pump  Equilibrium potential o K+ = -90 o Na+ = +40  Depolarize: potential becomes less negative  Hyperpolarize: potential becomes more negative Neuron Communication  Graded potentials o Small continuous changes in membrane potential  Action potentials o Starts in axon o Steps: 1. Threshold 2. Rising phase 3. Falling phase 4. Undershoot 5. Resting potential restored with the help of the Na+/K+ pump o The undershoot is important because it ensures that the action potential moves forward in the axon (dead area) o Can be used as communication between neurons (impulses) in place of neurotransmitters  Neurotransmitters o Pre synaptic cell communicating to post synaptic cell o Released in response to action potential o Examples 1. Epinephrine (adrenalin) 2. Dopamine: affects fine motor skills 3. Acetylcholine: muscle activation Nervous System  Separated into the Central Nervous System and the Peripheral Nervous System o The brain and spinal cord are the CNS o Everything else is the PNS  PNS splits farther into autosomatic and somatic o Somatic is voluntary o Autosomatic is everything else ie digestion, breathing, heart rate  Autosomatic splits farther into parasympathetic and sympathetic o Sympathetic is fight/flight response o Parasympathetic brings things back to normal after that response Brain  White and grey matter  Three sections o Forebrain o Midbrain o Hindbrain  Cerebrum is the largest part of brain o integration of complex sensory and neural functions o controls voluntary activity in the body o Divided into the left and right hemisphere  4 lobes for each hemisphere o Hypothalamus- sleep, body temp, integration of signals o Thalamus- process and relay signals o Hippocampus- memory formation and recall and emotion  Cerebellum sits right on top of the brain stem o Responsible for balance and involuntary motor control Memory  Short term vs Long term o Transient electric signals for short term o Secondary receptors created for long term o Long term depression; pathway not used, less reinforcement Spinal cord  Responsible for reflex when the delay in transferring information will be detrimental  Also has white and grey matter Receptors in the Sensory System  Create receptor potentials from stimulus o Stimulus o Transduction o Transmission o Integration Mechanoreceptors  For touch and pressure  Responds to distortion of membrane  Tonic and Phasic Nociceptor  Tissue damage and caustic substances Proprioceptor  Awareness position of body Baroreceptor  Monitors blood pressure  Frequency of impulses decreases when blood pressure decreases Electromagnetic  For heat and light detection Chemoreceptors  Chemical particle detection  Prominent in the sense of smell and taste Smell and Taste  Taste with papillae which contain taste buds o 6 different tastes: salty, sour, sweet, bitter, umami, and fats o Specific tastes are concentrated in certain regions but exist throughout the tongue  Smell o Neurons located in upper nasal cavity coming out of the base of the skull o Requires smell for taste Hearing  3 sections o Outer o Middle o Inner  Sound wave causes vibrations o Travel to Corti’s organ in the cochlea  Waves causes basiliar membrane to vibrate which bends the hair cells  Volume and Pitch o Vibrations occur near the beginning of basiliar membrane= high  End = low o Intensity of vibrations determines volume Balance  There are rocks that help with balance o Located in utricle and sacculus  XY orientation o Also in the ampullae  XYZ orientation  Nausea and vertigo happen when the signals the ears are giving the brain do not match with the signals the eyes are giving the brain Vision  Cornea, lens, sclera, retina, optic nerve  Lens focuses the light but cornea helps  Retina has three layers o Outer (closest to sclera) contains the rods and cones o Middle contains the bipolar cells o Inner contains ganglion cells  Two specialized neurons in retina o Rods and cones  Rods see black and white, cones are color and sharpness  Most of the cones are located in fovea with decreasing number going away (this is why peripheral vision sucks) Explain why addiction happens. A certain chemical prevents action potentials from occurring. What is this chemical most likely interfering with? On a burn victim missing considerable portions of epithelia, what are the potential consequences? Explain nearsightedness and farsightedness in relation to the lens.


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