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Chapter 1 Study Guide/Notes

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Chapter 1 Study Guide/Notes BIO 251

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Date Created: 01/27/16
CHAPTER 1  What is anatomy? o Anatomy is the study if the structure of body parts and their relationships to one another o What is physiology?  Physiology is the function of the body- how the body works and carries out life-sustaining activities ▯ Human Hierarchy of Complexity 1. Atoms  Tiny building blocks of matter that combine to form molecules, such as water and proteins. 2. Molecules  Associate in specific ways to form organelles 3. Organelles  Basic components of the microscope cells 4. Cells  Smallest units of living things 5. Tissue  Groups of similar cells that have a common function 6. Organ  Discrete structure composed of at least two types of tissue (4 is more common) 7. Organ System  Organs that work together to accomplish a common purpose make up the organ system 8. Organism  The living human body ▯ ▯ Anatomical Variation ▯  Integumentary System o Hair, Skin, and Nails  Forms the external body covering and protects deeper tissues from injury.  Synthesizes Vitamin D, and houses cutaneous(pain, pressure, etc.) receptors and sweat and oil glands.  Skeletal System o Bones, Joint  Protects and supports body organs and provides a framework the muscles use to cause movement.  Blood cells are formed within the bones.  Bones store minerals.  Muscular System o Skeletal muscles  Allows manipulation of the environment, locomotion, and facial expression.  Maintains posture and produces heat  Nervous System o Brain, Spinal cord, Nerves  As the fast-acting control system of the body, it responds to internal and external muscles and glands.  Endocrine System o Thyroid gland, Thymus, Adrenal Gland, Pancreas, Ovary, Testis, Pituitary Gland, Pineal Gland.  Glands secrete hormones that regulate processes such as growth, reproduction, and nutrient use(metabolism) by body cells.  Lymphatic System o Red bone marrow, Thymus, Lymphatic vessels, Thoracic duct, Spleen, Lymph nodes  Picks up fluid leaked from blood vessels and returns it to blood.  Disposes of debris in the lymphatic stream.  Houses white blood cells(lymphocytes) involved in immunity.  The immune response mounts the attack against foreign substances within the body.  Respiratory System o Nasal cavity, Pharynx, Larynx, Trachea, Lung, and Bronchus  Keeps blood constantly supplied with oxygen and removes carbon dioxide.  The gaseous exchanges occur through the walls of the air sacs of the lungs.  Digestive System o Oral cavity, Esophagus, Large intestine, Liver, Stomach, Small intestine, Rectum, and Anus.  Breaks down food into absorbable units that enter the blood for distribution to blood cells.  Indigestible foodstuffs are eliminated as feces.  Urinary System o Kidney, Ureter, Urinary bladder, Urethra  Eliminates nitrogenous wastes from the body  Regulates water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance of blood  Male/Female Reproductive System o Mammary glands (in breasts), Uterus, Vagina, Ovary, Uterine tube  Overall function is production of offspring  Testes produce sperm and male sex hormones and male ducts and glands aid in delivery of sperm to the female reproductive tract  Ovaries produce eggs and female sex hormones  The remaining female structures serve as sites for fertilization and development of the fetus  Mammary glands of the female structures serves sites for fertilization and development of the fetus.  Mammary glands of female breasts produce to milk to nourish the newborn ▯ Characteristics of Life 1. Nutrients o Taken via the diet- contain the chemical substances used for energy and cell building. 2. Oxygen o Because the chemical reactions that release energy from foods are oxidative reactions that require oxygen o Human body can only go minutes without oxygen 3. Water o Provides the watery environment necessary for chemical reactions and the fluid base for body secretions and exertions. 4. Normal Body Temperature o Chemical reaction’s continue if normal body temp is maintained o If body temp drops below 37C or 98.6F metabolic reactions become slower and slower then stop o If body temp is too high chemical reactions occur at a frantic pace and body proteins loose their characteristic shape and stop functioning. 5. Appropriate Atmospheric Pressure o The force that air exerts on the surface of the body ▯  What is homeostasis? o The ability to maintain relatively stable internal conditions even through the outside world changes continuously o A dynamic state of equilibrium or a balance ▯ Homeostatic Control ▯ To maintain homeostasis, communication within the body is essential. ▯ 1. Stimulus o produces a change to a variable (the factor being regulated). 2. Receptor o detects the change. The receptor monitors the environment and responds to change (stimuli). 3. Input o information travels along the (afferent) pathway to the control center. o The control center determines the appropriate response and course of action. 4. Output o information sent from the control center travels down the (efferent) pathway to the effector. ▯ ▯ 5. Response  response from the effector balances out the original stimulus to maintain homeostasis. What is negative and positive feedback? o Negative feedback  Almost all homeostatic control mechanisms are negative feedback mechanisms. These mechanisms change the variable back to its original state or “ideal value”. EXAMPLE:  Body temperature  Blood pressure  Oxygen levels in blood  Thirst sensation o Positive Feedback  In a positive feedback system, the output enhances the original stimulus. EXAMPLE:  Blood clot formation  Milk production  Uterine contractions during childbirth (contraction)  Fever ▯ Anatomical Terms ▯ ▯ What is anatomical position?  The standard body position  The body is erect with the feet slightly apart  Palms facing forward ▯ ▯ Orientation and Directional Terms ▯ 1. Superior(Cranial)  Toward the head end or upper part of a structure of the body; above 2. Inferior(Caudal) o Away from the head end or toward the lower part of a structure or the body; below 3. Ventral(anterior) o Toward or at the front of the body; in front of ▯ 4. Dorsal(posterior)  Toward or at the back of the body; behind ▯ ▯ 5. Medial  Toward or at the midline of the body; on the inner side ▯ ▯ 6. Lateral  Away from the midline of the body; on the outer side ▯ ▯ 7. Intermediate  Between a more medial and a more lateral structures ▯ ▯ 8. Proximal  Closer to the origin of the body or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk. ▯ ▯ 9. Distal  Farther from the origin of a body part or the point of attachment of a limb to the body trunk ▯ 10. Superficial (external)  Toward or at the body surface ▯ ▯ 11. Deep(internal)  Away from the body surface; more internal ▯ ▯ Body Planes and Sections ▯ 1. Sagittal  Plane that runs down through the body, dividing the body into left and right portions. Subsections of the sagittal plane include 2. Midsagittal  runs through the median plane and divides along the line of symmetry 3. Parasagittal  is parallel to midline but does not divide into equal left and right portions. 4. Coronal (frontal):  Plane that runs perpendicular to the sagittal plane and divides the body into anterior and posterior (front and back) portions. 5. Transverse:  Horizontal plane that divides the body into upper and lower portions; also called cross-section. ▯ ▯ Body Cavities ▯ Dorsal cavity: Bones of the cranial portion of the skull and vertebral column, toward the dorsal (posterior) side of the body. ▯ ▯ Cranial cavity: Contains the brain ▯ ▯ Spinal portion: Contains the spinal cord, which is an extension of the brain ▯ ▯ Ventral cavity: Anterior surface of torso; divided by diaphragm muscle into upper thoracic cavity and abdominopelvic cavity. ▯ ▯ Thoracic cavity: The chest; contains trachea, bronchi, lungs, esophagus, heart and great blood vessels, thymus gland, lymph nodes, and nerves. Contains smaller cavities, too:  Pleural cavities surround each lung  Pericardial cavity contains the heart. The pleural cavity surrounds both the pleural and pericardial cavities.  ▯ Abdominopelvic cavity: Imaginary line that runs across hipbones divides the body into the abdominal and pelvic cavities.  Abdominal cavity: Contains stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, and intestines (small and large), ovaries (in female); peritoneal cavity (peritoneum) surrounds the abdominal organs  Pelvic cavity: Contains colon, rectum, urinary bladder, uterus (in females)  ▯ Organ Systems ▯ ▯ Skeletal  Bones and connective tissues ▯ ▯ Muscular  Striated skeletal muscle ▯ Integumentary  Skin, nails, hair, glands in skin, nerve endings, and receptors in skin ▯ Nervous  Brain, spinal cord, ganglia, nerves, sensory organs ▯ Circulatory  Heart, blood vessels, blood ▯ Lymphatic ▯ Tonsils, spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, lymphatic vessels, and lymph fluid ▯ ▯ Digestive  Mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine (all in gastrointestinal tract); accessory (or associated) organs include salivary glands, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder ▯ Respiratory  Nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs ▯ Urinary  Kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra ▯ Endocrine  Pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals glands, endocrine portion of pancreas, ovaries, and testes (all secrete hormones into blood) ▯ Reproductive: Ovaries, uterine tubes, uterus, vagina, and vulva in females; testes, seminal vesicles, penis, urethra, prostate, and bulbourethral glands in males


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