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Personal and Community Health
Lowcock, Phillip
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HSES: 269 Introduction to Exercise Science Exam 4 Review Cardiovascular System  Know the functions of the cardiovascular system o The cardiovascular system integrates the body as a unit.  Provides active muscles with continuous stream of nutrients and oxygen  O 2transport and delivery  Removes metabolic byproducts o The maximal limits of aerobic energy transfer are set by:  ATP synthesis capacity  O 2transport and delivery o A pump  The heart o A high­pressure distribution circuit  Arteries and arterioles o Exchange vessels  Capillaries o A low­pressure collection and return circuit  Veins and venules  Know the function of blood vessels. High­pressure vessels, exchange vessels, and low­pressure vessels  Know the functions of the left and right sides of the heart. o 2 hollow chambers (sides):  Right heart  Receives deoxygenated blood from systemic circulation  Pumps blood to the lungs for aeration through pulmonary  circulation  Left heart  Left ventricle is the most powerful of chambers and thus, the  largest.  Receives oxygenated blood from pulmonary veins  Pumps blood to the systemic circulation o Ascending thoracic aorta o Interventricular septum – a thick, solid muscular wall that separates the right and  left hearts  Which side of the heart pumps blood with oxygen in to systemic circulation? o left  What does exercise do to the size of the heart? o With vigorous exercise, the left ventricle size increases.  Which compartments of the heart and vessels have valves? o Atrioventricular valves  Right atrioventricular valve  Tricuspid valve  Left atrioventricular valve  Mitral or bicuspid valve o Semilunar valves  Valves that allow blood to exit the ventricles  Actually exist in the arterial walls just outside the myocardium  Prevent blood flow back into the ventricles o Right semilunar valve  Pulmonary semilunar valve  From right ventricle à pulmonary trunk à pulm veins o Left semilunar valve  Aortic semilunar valve  From left ventricle à ascending aorta à aortic arch…  Know the functions of the atriums and ventricles o Atria – thin­walled, sack­like  Receives and stores blood during ventricular contraction  ~70% of blood returning to the atrium flows directly into the ventricles  before the atrium contracts  The simultaneous atrial contractions force remaining blood into the  ventricles  Almost immediately after atrial contraction, ventricles contract to propel  blood into pulmonary or systemic circulation o Ventricles  As ventricular pressure builds, the AV valves snap shut  All 4 heart valves remain closed for about 0.02­0.06 seconds  During this brief interval of rising ventricular tension: o Heart volume stays the same o Muscle fiber length remains unchanged o Called “Isovolumetric contraction period”  When ventricular pressure exceeds arterial pressure, the semilunar valves  are forced open  Spiral and circular arrangements of bands of cardiac muscle “wrings out”  blood from ventricles  What is the skeletal muscle pump? o The Muscle Pump  The rhythmic action of muscular activity and consequent compression of  the vascular tree  That is why many people faint when forced to stand upright  without movement for extended periods  Table tilt experiments:  Person is strapped to table and held horizontally until HR and BP  stabilize.  If table is tilted upright: o Blood pools in the lower extremities (edema) o Hydrostatic pressure shift due to gravity o ↓ venous return, ↓ cardiac output, ↓ arterial blood  pressure, ↓ cerebral blood flow o ↑ HR, ↑ blood mobilization from splanchnic region by  upstream vasoconstriction, ↑ venoconstriction to  counteract pooling Regulation of Cardiovascular System  Know the parts of the Electrocardiogram o Depolarization waves  P wave  Atrial depolarization  QRS complex  Ventricular depolarization o Repolarization waves  Atrial T wave  Atrial repolarization  Usually occurs during QRS; therefore, unnoticeable  Ventricular T wave  Ventricular repolarization  Know the function of the SA node o Sinoatrial (SA) Node – pacemaker of the heart; right auricle  Know what the percentage of blood flows directly from the atriums into the ventricles  during atrium contraction and relaxation. o 70 – 75% of blood flows directly from the great veins into the ventricles before  the atria contract. o Atria contraction causes an additional 25 – 30% ventricular filling.  Therefore, atria serve as “primer” pumps that increase ventricular  pumping up to 25 – 30%.  Know what percentage of ventricular ejection occurs during the 1/3 and last 2/3 of  systole. o 70% of ventricular ejection occurs during the first 1/3 systole.  Know the influence of training on EDV, ESV, and EF. o Ventricular emptying (systole)  When the heart contracts strongly, ESV can be as low as 10 – 20 mL.  When large amounts of blood flow into the ventricles during diastole,  EDV can be as high as 150 – 180 mL.  Therefore, increases in SV (up to twice its resting value) can occur as a  result of:  Increasing EDV  Decreasing ESV  End­Diastolic Volume (EDV)  During diastole, filling increases ventricular volume to 110 – 120  mL  Stroke Volume Output (SV)  During systole, ejection decreases ventricular volume by 70 mL  End­Systolic Volume (ESV)  End­diastolic – stroke volume = end­systolic volume  40 – 50 mL  Ejection fraction (EF)  Stroke volume ÷ end­diastolic volume = ejection fraction  ~ 60%  Know the influence of training on stroke volume. o Determinant of cardiorespiratory endurance capacity at maximal rates of work o May increase with increasing rates of work up to intensities of 40% to 60% of  max o May continue to increase up through maximal exercise intensity  Understand cardiac output and how it is influenced by heart rate and stroke volume. o Q  The amount of blood pumped by the heart per minute.  Maximal Q reflects the functional capacity of the cardiovascular system  to meet energy demands  Dependent upon:  Heart rate (HR)  Stroke volume (SV) o The quantity of blood ejected from the heart with each  beat. o Q (mL × min  ) = HR (beats × min  ) × SV (mL × beat ) ­1 Pulmonary System  Know the differences between pulmonary ventilation, external respiration, gas transport,  and internal respiration. o Pulmonary ventilation – the process of ambient air moving into the lungs and  exchanging gases.  Lungs and External Respiration  Function:  Exchange of O  2nd CO  be2ween cells and the environment  Cells require O 2and must get rid of CO 2  Cells have no contact with atmosphere  Cells must rely on external respiration of pulmonary function  Nose/mouth à Trachea à Bronchi à Bronchioles à Alveoli  o Pulmonary = Respiratory o 4 components of respiratory function:  1. Pulmonary ventilation: ­1  Minute Ventilation = V  E × min    Air moves into the lungs from the atmosphere  2.  External Respiration:  Exchange of O  2nd CO  be2ween lungs and blood  3.  Gas Transport:  From lungs to tissue through the circulation  Actually a function of the circulorespiratory system  4.  Internal Respiration:  Exchange of O  2nd CO 2   Between blood and cells where tissue respiration is going on  Know the function of alveoli o Site of gas exchange from external respiration o Extensive capillarization in alveoli walls o Very thin blood­gas barrier  Alveoli membrane and capillary membrane  Know the functions of the conduction and respiratory zones. o Conducting Zone  Trachea, bronchi, bronchioles  Passageway for air  Humidifies and filters  Protects lung tissue from drying out  No gas exchange occurs o Respiratory Zone  Gas exchange  300 million alveoli  Surface area for diffusion=tennis court  Alveolus and capillary only 1 cell thick  Blood gas barrier only 2 cell layers wide  Know the mechanics of ventilation o Air flow  movement of air into and out of the lungs  Occurs because of the intrapulmonary pressure changes  Intrapulmonary pressure changes are the result of changes in the size of  the thoracic cavity o “Negative Pressure Ventilation” à Intrapulmonic Pressure o Expiration at rest is a 2­part process:  Inspiratory muscle relaxation  For expiration the diaphragm and intercostals relax ­ passive  Thoracic cavity returns to its’ original size  This increases intrapulmonary pressure greater than ambient  Air flows outward to the atmosphere  Elastic recoil of the lung tissue o Expiration during exercise  Expiratory muscles  Abdominal group  Internal intercostals  Lower ribs and move them closer together  Facilitates expiration­active  Understand minute ventilation and the ventilatory breakpoint o V =E   x Breathing rate (BR or RR)  Minute Ventilation = tidal volume x respiratory rate o Ventilatory breakpoint – the point during intense exercise at which ventilation  increases disproportionately to the oxygen consumption Skeletal Muscle  Know the functions of tendons. o Transfers force from the muscle to the bone  Know the functions of muscles. o Muscles pull on bones to allow movement (cannot push) o Maintain posture o Stabilize Joints o Pressure Alteration o Generate Heat  Using energy creates heat  Know the factors that influence maximum force generation. o Physiological cross­sectional area o Length of the muscle o Velocity of shortening o Other factors…  Prestretch: series elastic component  Stimulus duration (stimulation frequency)  Fatigue  Fiber type  Effectiveness of torque produced  Know the types of muscle contraction. o Isometric – muscle remains the same length despite building tension o Isotonic – tension on muscle remains the same throughout the range of motion o Isokinetic – speed of the muscle motion remains the same despite changes in  force amounts  Understand the influence of pennation angle of strength. o The degree of pennation directly affects the number of sarcomeres per cross­ sectional muscle area  Pennation results in a loss of force  Pennation allows more sarcomeres to be packed into a given area  Know the differences between type II and I fibers. o Slow­twitch fibers = type I fibers  Slow twitch (ST) motor units selectively recruited during aerobic activity  Prolonged exercise relies almost exclusively on ST fibers  Limited remaining glycogen after 12 hours of exercise exists in the “unused” fast­twitch fibers  Creates low amounts of force  Receives large quantities of blood flow o Fast­twitch fibers = type II fibers  “White” in color  Generate force quickly (high power)  Speed of shortening is 3­5 times faster than ST fibers  Anaerobic activities; quick, forceful muscle actions  Stop­and­go activities, change of pace sports  Know the length­tension relationship. o The practical application of the sarcomere length­tension curve:  There are joint angles at which strength expression is greatest during  isometric muscle contractions  Know the muscle actions (extension, flexion, etc.). o Flexion – decreasing the angle of components of a limb (think of flexing your  bicep) o Extension – increasing the angle of components of a limb (straightening your leg) o Adduction – brings a limb closer to the midline of the body  (think of adding to  your body) o Abduction – takes a limb away from the midline of the body o Supination – rotation of the forearm so palms face up/out (think of the typical  barbell bicep curl exercise)   o Pronation – rotation of the forearm so palms face down/back o Rotation – movement of limb in circular motion  Understand muscular power and at what velocities power is the greatest. o Power = how quickly or slowly work is done.  Units:  Watts (W)  1 W = 1 J/s o Muscle power increases as contraction velocity increases, to a point…  At slow speeds, power output is low  At faster speeds, power output is higher  Maximum power output occurs at approximately ½ of the maximum  shortening velocity.  After this point, power decreases as velocity increases  Maximum power output occurs at a velocity approximately one half the  muscle’s maximum contraction velocity.  Understand the adaptations that muscle undergoes during training as discussed in class. Nervous System  What is a motor unit? o Single motor neuron and all the muscle fibers it innervates.  Motor neuron may innervate <20 fibers or >1000 fibers!  Ratio of muscle fibers to motor neuron indicates the degree of  control o Large motor units, many muscle fibers per neuron  Strong, gross muscle force production, but little  precise control  Example: gastrocnemius, biceps brachii o Smaller motor units, few muscle fibers per neuron  Weak contraction strength, but very precise control  Example: external occular muscles, obicularis  occuli  What is the innervation zone? o Innervation zone locations  Location where nerve terminations and muscle fibers are connected.  The placement and number of IZs are dependent on the structure  and function of muscle.  What influence does resistance and endurance training have on motor unit control  behaviors? o Endurance trained individuals rely more so on the lower threshold motor units  (MUs) which produced greater firing rates since these MUs do not fatigue  quickly.  o Resistance trained individuals rely on the higher threshold MUs, which display  lower firing rates since these are fast fatiguing.  Understand the two ways we control movement (i.e., recruitment vs. rate coding). o Recruitment – control the number of active motor units o Rate coding – control the firing rates of the active motor units  What are the functions of muscle spindles? o Proprioceptor that detects changes in muscle length o “Intrafusal” fibers à parallel to regular, extrafusals  When muscle is stretched, these fibers lengthen and send afferent signals  to CNS  Type Ia afferent fibers – direct synapse with motor neuron  Causes the stretched muscle to contract  When muscle has lengthened (or ceases lengthening), γ­efferents contract  the spindles to “reset” them  What is the stretch reflex? o Protective function to prevent overstretching o Reflexes – involuntary responses from sensory input with no involvement from  higher­order CNS  Can be stimulatory or inhibitory


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