VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquisition of fundamental knowledges of physiology, connected to veterinary applications
Physiology I and Ethology
Course contents summary
Blood circulation and cardiovascular system.
Major Aspects. The heart: structure of cardiac muscle cells. Electrocardiography. The phases of the cardiac cycle. Heart sounds. Cardiac output . Extrinsic and intrinsic regulatory mechanisms of heart function. Blood vessels. Physical laws governing fluid flow in tubes.The arteries and arterial blood pressure. Arterioles, capillaries and veins. Regulation of arterial blood pressure. Fetal circulation. Coronary circulation.
Major aspects. Gas exchange: physical properties of gases. gas pressures in pulmunary alveoli. Gas exchange in tissues. Transport of O2 in blood. Binding of O2 to hemoglobin. Myoglobin. Transport of CO2 in blood. Regulation of respiration. The respiratory center in the brainstem. Chemical regulation of respiration. Placental transfer of respiratory gases.
Eckert R. Fisiologia animale. Zanichelli
Sjaastd, Hove & Sand. Physiology of Domestic Animals. Ed Scandinavian Veterinary Press
Swenseon M.J., Reece W.O. Dukes' Physiology of domestic animals. Cornell University Press (ed. italiana Idelson Gnocchi)
Guyton A.C. Trattato di fisiologia medica. Ed. Piccin
Oral and practical lessons
Assessment methods and criteria
oral and written examination;
in itinere tests