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Palpatation
Touch.
Asculturation
Listen.
Percussion
Tap and/or Reverberation.
Order of atoms to organism
Atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, organism.
Metabolism
All chemical processes within an organism.
Homeostasis
Happy state for body.
Intracellular Fluids (ICF)
(ICF) Fluids within the cell walls as well as surrounding the cell walls.
Extracellular Fluids (ECF)
(ECF) Fluids outside the cell walls.
Function of ICF and ECF
Nutrients are released in dissolved in water.
Homeostatic Regulators
Nervous system; faster signal, electrical.
Endocrine system; slower signal, chemical.
Negative Feedback System
Reverses an unwanted homeostatic change.
Process: Stimulus disrupts homeostasis -> that is a controlled condition which is monitored by -> receptors that send -> input signals (via nervous/endocrine systems) to -> the control center -> that sends signals to the -> effectors that change the response which -> alters the original condition.
Positive Feedback System
Promotes a wanted homeostatic change.
Process: Stimulus disrupts homeostasis -> that is a controlled condition which is monitored by -> receptors that send -> input signals (via nervous/endocrine systems) to -> the control center -> that sends signals to the -> effectors that change the response which -> sustain the changes being made.
Disorder
Abnormal function.
Disease
More specific and systematic than disorders.
Symptoms
Non-apparent indications of ill-health.
Example: Headache, stomachache, dizzyness, etc...
Signs
Quantifiable indications of ill-health.
Example: Fever, vomiting, frequent bowel movement.