BIOL 4335

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Human Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology

Biology 4335 will thoroughly investigate and discuss the normal structure, function and biochemistry/pharmacology, as well as the pathophysiology of the heart, blood vessels, capillaries, blood and lymphoid system. The following topics will be emphasized: 1) the special properties of cardiac muscle; 2) the events of the cardiac cycle; 3) the regulation of the heart rate and cardiac rhythm; 5) the ECG/EKG; 6) the physiology of elastic and muscular arteries; 7) the regulation of blood pressure; 8) capillary transport; 9) the structure and function of the blood cells; 10) red blood cells and gas transport; 11) the function of the white blood cells, including the B and T-lymphocytes; 12) extrinsic and intrinsic blood clotting; 13) and the fetal circulation. The pharmacodynamics of the cardiovascular system will also be discussed. Clinically, topics such as cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, LDLs, HDLs and atherosclerosis, and heart transplants will be evaluated.

Credit Hours
BIOL 2311
Additional Prerequisites

Completion of BIOL 2311 with a grade of C or better

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