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Human Anatomy and Physiology

Knee problems

The knee has been called "a beauty and a beast". Provide several reasons that might explain the negative (beast) part of this description.

Joints and homeostasis

Discuss the relative value (to body homeostasis) of immovable, slightly moveable, and freely moveable joints.

Bone Mass Changes With Age

Compare a young adult skeleton to that of an extremely aged person relative to bone mass in general and the bony structure of the skull, thorax, and vertebral column in particular.

Shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle

The major function of the shoulder girdle is flexibility. What is the major function of the pelvic girdle? Relate these functional differences to anatomical differences seen in these girdles.

Anatomy of Sacral Vertebrae

A special posterior feature of the sacrum is the median sacral crest. What vertebral feature does this structure represent, and how is this sacral feature different from the same structure on lumbar vertebrae?

Anatomy of Cervical Vertebrae

In what important respect are the transverse processes of the cervical vetebrae different from other vetebral transverse processes?


What is the function of the dens?

Dens/odontoid process

The second cervical vertebra contains a specialized projection known as the dens or odontoid process. What is the derivation of this projection's name?


A cell stimulated to increase its steroid production will have abundant____________. ribosomes, rough ER, smooth ER, Golgi apparatus or secretroy vesicles An epithelium built to withstand friction is _________________ simple squamous, simple columnar, stratified squamous, pseudostratified, or simple cuboidal Type of conn

Homeostasis and Physiology

11. Where in the body is glycogen stored? a. Red blood cell b. Bone tissue c. Liver d. Gall bladder 12. What electrolyte controls water balance in the human body? a. Sodium b. Potassium c. Magnesium d. Calcium 13. Identify the most important way heat is lost from the body during exercise. a. Conduction b. Radiati

Cell Anatomy and Physiology

6. Identify the earliest manifestation of cellular injury a. Accumulation of fat in the vacuoles of the cell b. Necrosis in the affected cells c. An accumulation of water within the cell d. Genetic derangements in cellular DNA and RNA 7. Select the best description of the arrangement of a cell membrane a. Carbohydrate bi

Difficult Anatomy questions

Prior to intubation for a surgical procedure, the anesthesiologist administered a single dose of the neuromuscular blocking agent, succinlycholine, to a 23 year-old male to provide muscular relaxation during surgery and to facilitate the insertion of the endotracheal tube. Following this, the inhalation anesthetic was administe

Urinary review questions

I have a 120 question review sheet only these 5 are giving me a problem. If you could explain each one, it will be greatly appreciated. 1. Compare contrast the composition of blood plasma and glomerular filtrate. 2. Explain the mechanism of tubular secretion, and explain it's importance in the urine formation process. 3. E