Assessment 2: PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS Description Monitoring physiological changes in the body can be used to assess and measure healthy performance as well as to evaluate reduced performance due to ageing or poor health. It is relatively easy to measure characteristics of the cardio-respiratory system such as • Pul
Understanding sacomeres, functional differences between skeletal and cardiac muscles, and muscle contraction in the human body. Complete with a diagram of a sacomere.
What is a sarcomere? What are some functional differences between skeletal and cardiac muscles? What happens within the muscle fibers to cause a muscle to contract?
Is there a difference in the amount of blood present between the arterial and venus "side" of the systemic circulation?
The basics of insulin and glucagon in regulating plasma glucose.
Our blood is made up of plasma (water, nutrients, gases, wastes, hormones and proteins), white blood cells (leukocytes) for immunity, platlets (cell fragments to form blood clots when we are cut) and red blood cells (erythrocytes). Red blood cells make our blood red because they contain hemoglobin which exchange gases like oxyg
How do substances (ions, proteins, ligands etc. etc.) cross from one side of the membrane to another?