1. Define anatomy and physiology.
2. Organize the following from simplest to most complex: cell, chemical, organelle, organ, organ system, organism, and tissue.
3. According to you textbook, what are the eleven major systems of the body? Describe each.
4. What is homeostasis?
5. Read the descriptions, which best describes positive feedback, negative feedback?
- stabilizes physiological variables
- is inhibitory
- responsible for maintaining homeostasis
- more common than the other type of feedback produces an action that is opposite to the change that activated the system
- is stimulatory
- amplifies that change that is occurring
- tends to produce destabilizing effects and disrupts homeostasis
6. What are the three basic components of a control
7. Be able to identify a body in anatomical position (fingers must be visible). Be able to identify the following areas: ventral cavity, dorsal cavity, abdominopelvic, cranial, spinal, thoracic, pelvic, & abdominal.
8. On the diagrams below label the following areas: frontal, orbital, oral, axillary, brachial, thoracic, abdominal, pelvic, umbilical, digital, pubis, patellar, femoral, lumbar, sural, gluteal, occipital, antecubital.
9. Be able to distinguish between a transverse, frontal, and sagittal plane.
10. Be able to use the following terms to indicate direction: superior/inferior, anterior/posterior, dorsal/ventral, medial/lateral, proximal/distal, superficial/deep.
11. The knee is proximal/distal to the ankle.
correct term). The heart lies medial/lateral to the
lungs. (circle correct term)
12. Be able to identify the basic biomolecules:
carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids. Know functions
& examples of each.
13. Be able to differentiate between active and passive
transport processes. (simple diffusion, osmosis, facilitated
diffusion, endocytosis/exocytosis, cotransport, etc)
14. Know basic cell organelles and their functions.
15. Define histology. How are tissue classified in the body? Name and briefly describe the four principal types.
16. What are the five functions of the epithelial tissue?
17. Draw a cell that each of the following shapes: squamous, cuboidal, columnar.
18. What is the difference between epithelial tissue that is "simple" compared to "stratified"
19. What is connective tissue? Give two examples of connective tissue.
20. Construct a chart describing each of the three types of muscle
smooth, skeletal and cardiac. Include cell
striations/no striations, number of nuclei, voluntary/ involuntary,
21. What is a neuron? Neuroglia? Draw a neuron and label all significant parts. Use an arrow to illustrate the direction of the impulse.
22. Be able to identify each of the basic tissue types from a
23. Describe the basic functions of the skin.
24. Be able to identify the following structures on a diagram of the skin: epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous tissue, stratum corneum, stratum granulosum, stratum lucidum, stratum germinativum, hair, sweat gland, muscle, oil gland.
25. What are the four types of bone, named for their shape?
26. What type of tissue is bone?
27. What is the difference between compact and spongy bone?
28. There are three types of bone cells: osteocytes, osteoclasts, and osteoblasts, describe each & their functions.
29. What is the difference between the axial and appendicular
30. Be able to identify the following bones on a diagram: frontal, mandible, maxilla, occipital, parietal, temporal, scapula, clavicle, sternum, humerus, radius, ulna, phalanges, metacarpals, carpals, cervical vertebra, lumbar vertebra, thoracic vertebra, pelvis, femur, tibia, fibula, tarsals, metatarsals.
31. What is the difference between a joint, a ligament, and a
32. What is the primary function of muscle tissue?
33. Be able to identify location and give action of each of the following muscles: deltoid, stemocleidomastoid, pectoralis major, biceps brachii, triceps brachii, rectus abdominis, adductors, sartonius, gastrocnemius, hamstrings, quadriceps, latissimus dorsi, trapezius, gluteus maximus.
34. Describe the two major divisions of the nervous system, CNS and
Name and decribe any subdivisions of either.
35. What is a reflex arc? What are the basic components? Describe each. What is a synapse?
36. What occurs during an action potential?
37. The brain is divided into four major areas: diencephalon,
brain stem, cerebrum and cerebellum. Describe what occurs in each
and draw a diagram indicating the location of each.
38. Be able to identify the following structures in the eye: retina, choroid, sclera, comea, aqueous humor, vitreous humor, lens, iris, optic nerve.
39. Be able to identify the following structures in the ear: pinna, external auditory canal, incus, malleus, stapes, cochlea, serruicircular canals, tympanic membrane.
40. What are rods and cones?
41. Describe each of the following: glaucoma, astigmatism, nearsightedness (myopia). farsightedness (hyperopia), & cataracts.
42. What type of organs comprise the endocrine system?
Be able to identify the following: hypothalamus, pineal body,
pituitary gland, parathyroid, thyroid, thymus, adrenal glands,
pancreas, ovaries and testes.
43. What are hormones? Be able to identify where each
hormone is produced and indicate its function in the body.
44. Be able to identify important morphemes (prefixes, roots
and suffixes of words) from each chapter. (these can be found in
the "aids to understand words" @ the beginning of each chapter.
45. Understand how and why diagnostic tools would be used in the human body. (calipers, centrifuge, X-Ray, myogram, CT scan, MRI, PET, EEG, otoscope, microscope, ophthalmoscope, audiometer, Snellen chart, etc)
46. Be able to distinguish between different types of hair (animal vs. human, ethnicities, etc).
47. What are the different types of fingerprints that can be found @ a crime scene? Be able to identify different types of the prints like in the graphic below.
48. How can you determine a female skeleton from that of a male? What parts of the skeleton are useful for determining an individual's ethnicity? What bones are most useful for determining the approximate height of an individual?
49. Be able to identify the different types of teeth and indicate their numbered position.
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