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VETM 3080 - Veterinary Physiology P1 (3-3) [1.50]

The course describes the physiological processes carried out by the major tissues and organ systems, and the regulatory mechanisms that affect tissue and organ function. Topics dealt with in the course include the following: the cellular and chemical constituents of blood, blood coagulation and haemostasis, the function of the immune system, resistance to infectious agents and the principles of immunoprophylaxis, cardiac function, cardiovascular haemodynamics, blood pressure, peripheral and regional circulation of blood, the lymph circulation, the structure and function of the mammalian nervous system and organs associated with special senses, the functions of the digestive tract, lungs and kidney thermoregulation and water, electrolyte and acid-base balance. The homestatic features and species variation of the tissue organ systems will be emphasized. Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology.