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Principles of Animal Physiology

Zoology 625 - Fall 2005

I. INTRODUCTION TO CELLS, ENERGETICS AND HORMONES
A. Membranes and Energetics (Reading in parentheses)
Aug. 29 M Intro to course. Top Ten Principles of Physiology (5-9).
Aug. 31 W Just ask WHY? Two physiology stories.
Sept. 2 F Enzymes and energetics (59-66, Fig. 33).
Sept. 5 M NO CLASS LABOR DAY.
Sept. 7 W What happens to the food? Review of cell metabolism (72-75).

II. EXCHANGE WITH THE ENVIRONMENT
B. Digestion and metabolism
Sept. 9 F Membranes, lipids and high cholesterol (52-54,79-83,100-103).
Sept. 12 M Digestion and its hormonal control (637-47,651-61).
Sept. 14 W Hormonal regulation of glucose metabolism-Diabetes (338-341)
Sept. 16 F Quiz 1. Material through Sept. 14th.
Questions to review: Handouts. page 14: 1-3; pg. 77: 1,12-15,17-22,26,27,30); pg. 110: 1-3,5-7,13; pg. 360: 3,4,6,7,12-17,20,21; pg. 666:1-5,7,9-12.

C. Respiration and Gas Transport
Sept. 19 M Principles of Respiration (525-529)
Sept. 21 W Mechanisms of Ventilation (54-62; 545-547)
Sept. 23 F Gas transport and hemoglobin (529-534)
Sept. 26 M Carbon dioxide transport (534-39,541-44)
Sept. 28 W Oxygen consumption & metabolism (667-680)
Sept. 30 F EXAM I. Material through September 28st.
Questions to review: Handouts. page 576: 2,3,7,8,11,18,20; pg. 696: 1-4,8-10.

III. INTEGRATION AND REGULATION
D. Cardiovascular Physiology
Oct. 3 M Comparative Hearts/Cardiac Cycle (417, 473-485)
Oct. 5 W Hemodynamics and capillary circulation (495-499,505-510)
Oct. 7 F Cardioregulation (294-298, 512-519)
Oct. 10 M NO CLASS. Some celebrate Columbus, some Winís birthday.
Oct. 11. T/M Monday Schedule. Adaptations for diving (520-521, 570-71)
Oct. 12 W Adaptations for life at high altitudes (568-570)
Oct. 14 F NO CLASS.

E. Energetics and Temperature Regulation
Oct. 17 M Endotherms vs. Ectotherms (707-730)
Oct. 19 W No Class. Win at conference
Oct. 21 F No Class. Win at conference.
Oct. 24 M Thermal adaptations to extremes (699-706, 710-712, 730-734)
Oct. 26 W Quiz # 2. Material up to, and including, Oct. 12th
Questions to study: Handout. page 524: 1-5, 9, 11,12,13,15,17,22,24; pg. 577: 15.

Oct. 28 F Physiology of exercise and migration (519-20, 571-72, 681-688)
Oct. 31 M First Class of Section III. Osmotic and ionic regulation (586-590)
Nov. 2 W Ammonia, urea & uric acid (41-45,83-6,88-92,96,106-08,583-86,624-27)
Nov. 4 F EXAM II. Material to October 28th.
Questions to review: page 736: All, 1-12.; pg. 524: 14; pg. 77: 5-7; pg. 110: 8-12, 14; pg. 630: 3-5, 14,15.

III. INTEGRATION AND REGULATION (continued)
F. Osmotic & Ionic Regulation and Excretion
Oct. 31 M Osmotic and ionic regulation (586-590)
Nov. 2 W Ammonia, urea & uric acid (41-45,83-6,88-92,96,106-08,583-86,624-27)
Nov. 4 F EXAM II. Material to October 28th.
Nov. 7 M The kidney (596-613, 342-44)

IV. BIOELECTRICITY, EXCITABILITY, & NERVE, MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY
G. Neurophysiology and Behavior
Nov. 9 W Resting potentials (24,49,86,99,118-128,131)
Nov. 11 F VETERANíS DAY. UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY
Nov. 14 M Action Potentials & Conduction (132-46,157-59,162-65)
Nov. 16 W Synapses - Cell Communication (165-67, 181-98)
Nov. 18 F Quiz 3. Material up to, and including, Nov. 15th.
Questions to review: page 77: 8,9; pg. 110; 13,15-17,19,20; pg. 630: 6-12,18; pg. 152:1-6,8-14,16-21; pg. 211:1-4,6-16,19,20; pg. 275: 2-6,8-10,14,18.

Nov. 21 M Intro. to Sensory Systems (215-252)
Nov. 23 W No Class
Nov. 24- Thanksgiving Break.
H. Muscle Physiology
Nov. 28 M Muscle chemistry (361-71, 379-88)
Nov. 30 W Neural control of muscle (411-414)
Dec. 2 F EXAM III. Material up to, and including, Dec. 1st.
Questions to review: page 423: 1-4,6,7,10-13,15,19-24; pg. 360: 23,24.

Dec. 6 M Diversity of muscle types (394-397,400, 405-411, 417-421)
I. Rhythms and Sex
Dec. 7 W Biological clocks (688-693). Evaluations.
Dec. 9 F Everything you ever wanted to know about sex (344-47)
FINAL EXAM DECEMBER 14TH. 10:30-12:30