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Lecture Notes for ALS 2304 - Animal Physiology and Anatomy with Denbow at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide
Professor:Denbow
Class:ALS 2304 - Animal Physiology and Anatomy
Subject:Agriculture and Life Sciences
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2007
Keywords:
  • William Harvey
  • Protein Modification
  • Wave Summation
  • Threshold Stimulus
  • Free Ribosomes
  • Excitability
  • Common Purpose
  • Anchoring Junctions
  • Acetylcholinesterase
  • Responsiveness
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Test 1 Study Guide: Chapters 1,2,3,9 • • • • Anatomy: the study of the structure of living organisms Physiology: the study of the function of living organisms Nutrition: the sum of the processes by which an animal or plant takes in and utilizes food substances Anatomical Organization o Atomic or Chemical  Atoms combine to form molecules o Molecular  Form organelles o Cellular  Smallest living unit  Common functions, but individuals vary widely o Tissue  Groups of similar cells  Epithelium, muscle, connective, nervous o Organ  Discrete strcture composed of at least two types of tissue  More complex functions possible o Organ system  Organs that work together to accomplish a common purpose o Organism  Sum total of all structural levels Homeostasis o Ability to maintain relatively stable internal conditions despite the fact that the outside world is changing o Term coined by Walter Cannon o Achieved through extrinsic and intrinsic regulation  Control center determines the...

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