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Week 1 Notes BIOL 104 Principles of Human Physiology

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Week 1 Notes BIOL 104 Principles of Human Physiology BIOL 104-03

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Welcome to BIOL 104! The notes are from Prof. David Wolfe's lectures, but hopefully a larger audience can use them because the Biology Department tries to make sure the anatomy and physiology class...
Principles of Human Physiology
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BIOL 104 Principles of Human Physiology Week 1 Lecture Notes 21 January 2016 Lecture 1: What is Science? Just some orders of business.  All homework assignments are due at midnight Friday night o Check McGraw Hill Connect regularly  Tests will always be on Friday (Prof. Wolfe hates Monday tests) th o First test is Friday, February 5 , 2016  Get the Clicker (RF Response Card) from Turning Technologies ASAP o The UIndy bookstore sells it for $56, IUPUI bookstore sells it for about $45 and you can find it even cheaper on and  For those who are not familiar with my note format, I try to color code key points in my notes o Vocabulary/start of definition is yellow o Important terms are green o Important ideas are light blue o Roots of words are red o Function is pink  Images used within my notes are public domain and do not originate from the textbook or the professor’s powerpoints What is Science?  Both a noun and a verb  Science: An organized body of knowledge about nature; a method of solving problems; a systemic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe Review the Scientific Method!!  Pay attention to the arrows  It is a FLUID process, not a rigid framework  Hypothesis: an educated guess that you can do something with and find out if it is true or not o May come to new conclusions as you go through the cycle Scientific Ideas  Correlation DOES NOT imply causation  Facts: repeatable and consistent ideas  Scientific laws and principles o Concepts have been tested for every possible failure point and are still true  Science does not require belief  The strength of scientific discoveries lies in their ability to withstand challenges o The more a scientific idea s challenged and remains usable, the stronger it is o Will eventually become public knowledge  i.e. the force of gravity, the sun is the center of our solar system, etc. Why is understanding science important?  To help prevent the widespread influence of inaccurate beliefs that do not have sound support to back them up o Biggest example of this right now are Anti-vaxxers (people who refuse to vaccinate their children)  The US is the only country where vaccination rates are decreasing  There have been a total of 26 cases of measles (which had previously been eradicated in the US thanks to vaccines) within the last year  22 cases in California  2 cases in Utah  1 in Washington  1 in Colorado  Herd immunity only works with most of the herd (85%) is immunized  Measles: highly infectious and spreads through the air; targets infants under the age of 6 months because they are too young to start the vaccine cycle; can be deadly  “You are NOT entitled to your own facts and I’m not sorry about that. If you find this truth offensive, then you DESERVE to be offended by it.” – Michael Specter, “The danger of science denial” TED2010 22 January 2016 Lecture 2: Intro to Physiology Going over the basics  Physiology: functions of the human body o Activity, how it works, what’s going on  FFF: Form Follows Function o Form—Anatomy o Function—Physiology  Homeostasis: “dynamic consistency;” maintaining some kind of balance/stable environment; “dynamic equilibrium;” o Not static o Constantly adapting and changing o i.e. maintaining body temperature  when you’re cold  shivering wastes large amounts of energy in an attempt to produce some heat  when you’re hot  sweating gets rid of excess heat o normal body temperature is approx. 98.6˚  higher average = more likely to feel cold “human ice cube”  lower average = more likely to feel warm “human furnace” Negative Feedback Loops  GOOD (most of the time)  Set point  want to be here; baseline  Effector  the stimulus  Integrating center  the brain/neural control that responds to the stimulus and triggers the antagonistic effector  Antagonistic effector  counteracts stimulus and returns to the baseline  Negative feedback is not always the best thing but it usually is o Think of a sine wave, have to respond to both the highs and the lows in order to return to the baseline  EXAMPLE: Orthostatic hypertension—gravity pulls down and makes your vision blacken/makes you dizzy; laying down to standing up o Get up slowly o Caused by negative feedback loop  Another loop: breastfeeding an infant Increased  Endocrine Feedback loop: blood glucose Decreased blood glucose Pancreatic islets Glucose leaves blood Increased Insulin and enters cells secretion o Simple sugars are absorbed very quickly  Overwhelms insulin releasers which is why it is a problem for diabetics o Complex carbohydrates are absorbed more slowly and give insulin receptors time and other loops to help too Positive Feedback Loops  BAD (most of the time)  Stimulus leads to response that increases effects of stimulus o Ex. Avalanche, response to some musculoskeletal injuries (spraining your ankle), allergies  Exceptions where positive feedback is a good thing: o Blood clotting (without causing a problem) o Hormone release during reproductive cycle o Birthing process  Prevent positive loop to prevent secondary tissue damage (sprained ankle)  Allergies  immune system having a complete and total meltdown over a tiny stimulus (bee sting or peanuts) o When it is really extreme  need an epi-pen o Nervous tissue reaction  Sympathetic: freeze, fight, flight  Triggered by epi-pen (epinephrine/adrenaline)  Parasympathetic: rest and digest  Hemostasis: cession of bleeding  uses platelets to stop bleeding and initiate blood clotting Everything is made of chemicals and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise  Most common elements of the human body o Major elements  Oxygen (65%)  Carbon (18%)  Nitrogen (3%)  Calcium (1.5%)  Phosphorus (1%) o Minor elements  Sulfur (0.25%)  Potassium (0.20%)  Sodium (0.15%)  Chlorine (0.15%)  Magnesium (0.05)  Iron (0.006%) Atomic Structure  Nucleus o Proton (atomic number), neutron, atomic mass (proton + neutron), atomic number  Orbit o Electron, valence electron  Review reactivity o First and second to last columns of periodic table are most reactive o Noble gases do NOT react with anything Bonds  Covalent o Polar: positive and negative sides; one side has the electron more often o Nonpolar: electrons shared equally between two atoms o “like dissolves like”  Nonpolar solvents dissolve in nonpolar solutions  Need an emulsion to make them mix  Ionic o Cation: positive ion; gave electron to anion  Cats are positive and fuzzy o Anion: negative ion; received electron from cation o Someone is stealing an electron during this bond  Hydrogen bonding o Weakest bond o Creates surface tension o Responds to capillary action o Very physiologically important o Drives a lot of human physio function


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