Introduction to Physiology: levels of organization, function and process.
2) Cells and tissues: classification of tissues by a histological and physiological point of view
3) Membrane dynamics: cell membranes, LIC and LEC, membrane transport, body water. Membrane potential
4) Communication, integration and homeostasis: intercelular communication, receptors and signal transduction, homeostasis, reflex responses and feedback circuits.
5) Nervous system: organization of the nervous system, nerve cells, electrical signals, action potential, synapses. CNS and SNP, brain function, autonomic and somatic motor control. the nervous reflexes
6) Endocrine system: hormones, hypothalamic-hypophyseal axis, blood glucose regulation, calcemia, thyroid hormones, growth hormone, aldosterone, ADH
7) Muscle: contraction in skeletal and smooth muscle.
8) the cardiovascular system: blood, vessels, heart, action potential in a contractile cell and in a pacemaker cell. electrocardiogram, arterial pressure and resistance.
9) Respiratory: respiratory mechanics, gas
laws, ventilation, respite regulation.
10) Urinary System: Filtration, reabsorption, secretion and excretion, Hydro-electrolyte balance.
11) Digestive system: Motility, Secretion, Digestion and absorption. Liver and Pancreas.
12) The re-production: determination of sex, male and female re-production, sex hormons, procreation, pregnancy and childbirth.