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Human Physiology

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Which is(are) the neurotransmitter(s) in a somatic motor pathway? Acetylcholine
How does a dually innervated autonomic effector differ from a singly innervated autonomic effector? A dually innervated effector receives input from both sympathetic and parasympathetic pathways. A singly innervated autonomic effector receives input from only the sympathetic division.
The last step in the nonsteroid hormone mechanism of action is: protein kinases activate other enzymes
Movement of hair cells in the organ of Corti against the _____ membrane can stimulate nerve impulse condition. tectorial
Starling’s law of the heart states that, within limits, the longer, or more stretched, the heart fibers are at the beginning of the contraction, the stronger the contraction.
The vagus is said to act as a “brake” on the heart. This situation is called vagal inhibition
Cardiac output is determined by stroke volume and heart rate.
Adaptive immunity, part of the body’s third line of defense, is orchestrated by two different classes of a type of white blood cell called the lymphocyte.
Because T cells attack pathogens more directly, T-cell immune mechanisms are classified as _____ immunity. cell-mediated
The hormone that inhibits gastric muscle, slowing passage of food into the duodenum, is called: gastric inhibitory peptide.
Which type of breathing is characterized by repeated sequences of deep gasps and apnea, and is usually seen in people with increased intracranial pressure? Biot’s breathing
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