PHYSIOLOGY
cod. 1011028

Academic year 2022/23
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor
GERBELLA Marzio
Academic discipline
Fisiologia (BIO/09)
Field
Scienze biomediche
Type of training activity
Basic
7 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: -
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

Understand the basic ways in which the body maintains its homeostasis. Understand the functioning of the nervous system.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of physic, chemistry and biology.

Course unit content

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Full programme

The cell membrane.
Structure of cell membranes; membrane proteins; transport mechanisms across membranes. Electrical membrane phenomena. Electrochemical gradients; active and passive ion channels; resting membrane potential; passive electrical properties of membrane; potential for action, genesis and management; classification of nerve fibers.
Interactions between excitable tissues
Electric and chemical synapses; drive plate; central synapses; neurotransmitters; receptors.
Vegetative nervous system
Autonomic nervous system; vegetative reflexes.

Bibliography

Fondamenti anatomo fisiologici dell'attività psichica della Poletto Editore or Le neuroscienze: dalla fisiologia alla clinica della Carocci Editore, only the chapters

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.

Other information

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