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Pathology is the study of the _____ and ______ changes caused by disease
structural and functional
Renal physiology
Cardiovascular physiology
-kidney function
-workings of the nervous system
-operation of the heart and blood vessels
these types of physiology refer to ______.
Physiology focuses on the functions of the body, often at the _______ and ______ level.
cellular and molecular
ie atomic, organ
The phyics in physiology helps explain which characteristics?
-electrical currents
-blood pressure
-way muscle uses bone for movement
What is the Principle of Complementarity?
Function always reflects structure
What is metabolism and what are the 2 basic forms of it?
-chemical reactions necessary to maintain life
What does viscera mean?
-internal organs
What does serosa/serosae mean?
-serosa covering body walls?
-serosa covering the heart?
-visceral (pericardium)
What is in between the visceral pericardium and the parietal pericardium?
serous fluid
Serous fluid is in between the ______ and _______ of the abdomen.
parietal peritoneum and the visceral peritoneum
What is the diaphragm?
Dome shaped something that separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominopelvic cavity.
What are the 2 subdivisions of the abdominopelvic cavity
-abdominal cavity
-pelvic cavity
The ____ contains the pericardial cavity and surrounds the remaining thoracic organs
The pericardial cavity is within which cavity?
mediastinum which is within the thoracic cavity
Negative feedback is a homeostatic mechanism that diminishes or neutralizes the effect of the _____.
stressor (that which moves the body away from steady state)