Chapter 1

  1. Define anatomy and physiology.
    Anatomy is the study of the structure and shape of the body and its parts and their relationship to one another.

    Physiology is the study of how the body and its parts work or function.
  2. How are anatomy and physiology related?
    Each part of the body has a unique job to do to make the body operate as a whole. Structure determines what functions can take place.
  3. Name the six levels of structural organization that make up the human body, and explain how they are related.
    1. Chemical level - atoms combine to form molecules.

    2. Cellular level - Molecules interact together to form microscopic cells

    3. Tissue level - Similar microscopic cells that have the same function form tissue

    4. Organ level - two or more tissue types that perform a specific function, join together to become an organ.

    5. Organ system - groups of organs work together to accomplish a common purpose.

    6. Organisimal level - The highest level of structural organization that is the sum total of all structural levels
  4. Name the organ systems of the body, and briefly state the major functions of each system.
    • Integumentary System - The external covering of the
    • body or the skin. It waterproofs the body and prevents injury to deeper tissues. It excretes salt and urea and helps regulate body temperature.

    Skeletal System - Consists of bones, cartilages, ligaments, and joints. It supports the body and provides the framework that skeletal muscles use to perform movement. It is also used as a protective covering for the skull, and a storehouse for minerals. Hematopoiesis occurs within the cavities of the skeleton.

    Muscular System - Only one function - to contract or shorten to produce movement. Skeletal muscles that are attached to the bones to produce movement. They maintain posture and produce heat.

    Nervous System - Consists of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and sensory receptors. Sensory receptors detect changes and send messages via nerve impulses to the central nervous system - the brain and spinal cord. The CNS then assesses the information and reacts by activating muscles or glands.

    Endocrine System - . The endocrine system controls body activities through endocrine glands that produce and release hormones into the blood to target organs. These endocrine glands are the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, thymus, pancreas, pineal, ovaries and testes.

    Cardiovascular System - The heart and blood vessels. The heart pumps the blood through the blood vessels that carries oxygen, nutrients, hormones and other substances to and from tissue cells.

    Lymphatic System - Its organs include lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, and other lymphoid organs such as the spleen and tonsils. The lymph nodes and lymph organs help cleanse the blood and store immunity cells.

    Respiratory System - Keeps the body supplied with oxygen and removes carondioxide. It consists of the nasal passages, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs.

    • Digestive System - Includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, and rectum, plus the liver, salivary glands, and pancreas. The purpose of these organs is to break down food and deliver nutrients to the
    • blood.

    Urinary System - Produces wastes of nitrogen (urea and uric acid) that results from the breakdown of proteins and nucleic acid. This excretory system is composed of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. It also maintains the body's water and salt balance.

    Reproductive System - Primarily to produce offspring. In the male - testes, scrotum, penis, accessory glands, and duct system. In the female - ovaries, the female duct system (uterine tubes, uterus, and vagina).
  5. At which level of structural organiation is the stomach?
    The stomach exhibits the organ level of structural organization.
  6. At which level is a glucose molecule?
    The chemical level.
  7. List eight functions that humans must perform to maintain life.
    • 1. Maintain boundaries
    • 2. Move
    • 3. Respond to environmental changes
    • 4. Take in and digest nutrients
    • 5. Carry out metabolism
    • 6. Dispose of wastes
    • 7. Reproduce themselves.
  8. List five survival needs of the human body.
    • 1. Nutrients
    • 2. Oxygen
    • 3. Water
    • 4. Normal body temperature
    • 5. Atmospheric pressure
  9. In addition to being able to metabolize, grow, digest food, and excrete wastes, what other functions must an organism perform if it is to survive?
    Survival also depends on the ability to maintain one's boundaries, to move, to respond to stimuli, and to reproduce.
  10. Oxygen is a survival need. Why is it so important?
    Because all the chemical reactions that occur in the body and release food energy, require oxygen.
  11. Labeling the parts of a cell on a diagram is an example of of an exercise in ____________________?
  12. At the cellular level, cells consist of_______________?
  13. Eyelashes, pain receptors, fingernails, and sweat glands would all be part of which system?
  14. What term means the ability of the body to maintain a stable internal environment despite changes in the external environment?
  15. In proper anatomical positioning the palms face _______?
  16. This is the only segmentation of the body that could result in mirror image halves.
  17. You would look for the mediastinum in which cavity?
  18. You would expect to find most of the stomach in which
  19. A structure found in the left lumbar region is the _______?
    Descending colon of the large intestine
  20. Define homeostasis and explain its importance.
    Homeostasis is the body's ability to maintain relatively stable internal conditions even though the outside world is constantly changing. Our blood levels are constantly monitored for the proper nutrients and our blood pressure is constantly monitored and adjusted to assure that all body tissues are receiving the blood they require. Without homeostasis our bodies would become diseased and die.
  21. What are the elements of the homestasis control system?
    • 1. Stimulus - produces change in the variable
    • 2. Receptor - A sensor that monitors and responds to
    • changes in the environment
    • 3. Input - Information sent along the AFFERNT pathway to the control center
    • 4. Control Center - Determines the level at which a variable is to be maintained, analyzes the information it receives and then determines the appropriate response or course of action.
    • 5. Output - Information sent along the EFFERENT pathway to the effector
    • 6. Response - The feedback that determines whether the stimulus is depressed or shut off(negative feedback) or whether the entire mechanism is enhanced (positive feedback) that allows the reaction to continue at an even faster rate.
  22. Which plane cuts longitudinal or lengthwise?
    A sagittal section cuts longitudinal, dividing the body into right and left parts. If the cut is down the median plane of the body and the right and left parts are equal in size it is called the midsagittal section.
  23. Which system has the main function of contracting for movement?
    Muscular system
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Chapter 1
An overview of Anatomy and Physiology, the Levels of Structural Organization, Necessities for Maintaining Life, Homeostasis, The Language of Anatomy