Class Notes for BSC 215 at University of Alabama (UA)

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UABSC 215Jason PienaarSummer

BSC 215 Lecture Notes - Lecture 41: Roy Hargrove, Rhesus Macaque, Rh Blood Group System

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11 Jun 2018
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Various glycoproteins and lipoproteins are embedded in the surfaces of red blood cells. These proteins are inherited, and their structures may vary fro
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UABSC 215Jason PienaarSummer

BSC 215 Lecture Notes - Lecture 38: Posterior Pituitary, Hypothalamus, Pituitary Gland

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11 Jun 2018
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The hypothalamus makes up the lower region of the diencephalon and lies just above the brain stem. The pituitary gland (hypophysis) is attached to the
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UABSC 215Jason PienaarSummer

BSC 215 Lecture Notes - Lecture 33: Round Window, Ear Canal, Ossicles

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11 Jun 2018
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The organ of hearing, the ear, consists of three major regions, shown in. Figure 1: the outer (external) ear consists of the auricle (pinna), a flap of
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UABSC 215Jason PienaarSummer

BSC 215 Lecture Notes - Lecture 34: Autonomic Nervous System, Proprioception, Special Senses

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11 Jun 2018
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One of the characteristics of a living organism is its ability to respond to stimuli. The human sensory system is highly evolved and processes thousand
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UABSC 215Jason PienaarSummer

BSC 215 Lecture Notes - Lecture 39: Hematopoietic Stem Cell, Pernicious Anemia, Leukopoiesis

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Hemopoiesis ( hematopoiesis) is the process that produces the formed elements of the blood. Hemopoiesis takes place in the red bone marrow found in the
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UABSC 215Jason PienaarSummer

BSC 215 Lecture Notes - Lecture 37: Endocrine System, Cell Membrane, Homeostasis

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11 Jun 2018
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Although it may seem like a far-fetched notion that a small chemical can enter the bloodstream and cause an action at a distant location in the body, t
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UABSC 215Jason PienaarSummer

BSC 215 Lecture Notes - Lecture 35: Semicircular Canals, Vestibular System, Saccule

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11 Jun 2018
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The vestibule lies between the semicircular canals and the cochlea. It contains two bulblike sacs, the saccule and utricle, whose membranes are continu
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UABSC 215Jason PienaarSummer

BSC 215 Lecture Notes - Lecture 36: Pancreatic Islets, Alpha Cell, Blood Sugar

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BSC 215 Lecture Notes - Lecture 30: Central Nervous System, Fourth Ventricle, Ependyma

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11 Jun 2018
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There are four cavities in the brain, called ventricles. The ventricles are filled with cerebrospinal fluid (csf), which provides the following functio
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UABSC 215Jason PienaarSummer

BSC 215 Lecture Notes - Lecture 27: Endoplasmic Reticulum, Axon Hillock, Central Nervous System

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11 Jun 2018
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A neuron is a cell that transmits nerve impulses. It emerges from the cell body at the cone shaped axon hillock. Nerve impulses arise in the trigger zo
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UABSC 215Jason PienaarSummer

BSC 215 Lecture Notes - Lecture 31: Dural Venous Sinuses, Arachnoid Granulation, Dura Mater

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11 Jun 2018
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The meninges (singular, meninx) are protective coverings of the brain (cranial meninges) and spinal cord (spinal meninges). They consist of three layer
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UABSC 215Jason PienaarSummer

BSC 215 Lecture Notes - Lecture 28: Inhibitory Postsynaptic Potential, Threshold Potential, Skeletal Muscle

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11 Jun 2018
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A synapse, or synaptic cleft, is the gap that separates adjacent neurons or a neuron and a muscle. Transmission of an impulse across a synapse, from pr
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