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Ch 4: Basic Anatomy and Cell Biology: Tutoring Solution

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The Basic Anatomy and Cell Biology chapter of this College Anatomy & Physiology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about basic anatomy and cell biology. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the information about multicellular organisms required in a typical college anatomy & physiology course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain how a phospholipid bilayer can be both hydrophobic and hydrophilic.
  • Describe the fluid mosaic model of the cell membrane.
  • Learn about active and passive transport in cells.
  • Take a look at endocytosis and exocytosis across the cell membrane.
  • Describe the layers, function and structure of human skin.
  • Describe the functions, types and structure of epithelial tissue.
  • Learn directional anatomical terminology.
  • Become familiar with the planes of the human body.

20 Lessons in Chapter 4: Basic Anatomy and Cell Biology: Tutoring Solution
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How a Phospholipid Bilayer Is Both Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic

1. How a Phospholipid Bilayer Is Both Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic

In this lesson, we will learn what gives phospholipids a dual personality. How can this molecule be both hydrophobic and hydrophilic, and why is this important to a cell?

The Fluid Mosaic Model of the Cell Membrane

2. The Fluid Mosaic Model of the Cell Membrane

In this lesson, we will discuss the components of the cell membrane and why the fluid mosaic model paints the best picture of its structure. We'll learn about the roles of the phospholipid bilayer, cholesterol, proteins and carbohydrates.

Passive Transport in Cells: Simple and Facilitated Diffusion & Osmosis

3. Passive Transport in Cells: Simple and Facilitated Diffusion & Osmosis

A cell membrane is selectively permeable - not permeable to everything. In this lesson, we'll talk about methods of passive transport along a concentration gradient, including simple and facilitated diffusion and osmosis.

Active Transport in Cells: Definition & Examples

4. Active Transport in Cells: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll learn how substances are transported across the cell membrane against the concentration gradient. This might seem like an uphill battle for the cell, but all it takes is a little chemical energy and a few integral membrane proteins to kick off some active transport!

Endocytosis and Exocytosis Across the Cell Membrane

5. Endocytosis and Exocytosis Across the Cell Membrane

In this lesson, we'll discover how some cells can eat, drink, and digest their dinner through the process of endocytosis and a structure called the lysosome. In addition, we'll learn how a cell can throw out the leftovers across the cell membrane during exocytosis.

Multicellular Organisms, Tissues and Epithelium

6. Multicellular Organisms, Tissues and Epithelium

In this lesson on multicellular organisms, you'll take a look at what it actually means to be multicellular and how cells are organized into tissues, organs, and organ systems. This lesson also covers one of the four main tissue types: epithelial tissue.

Human Skin: Layers, Function & Structure

7. Human Skin: Layers, Function & Structure

This lesson will cover the three main layers of your skin, which includes the epidermis, dermis, and subcutis. In addition, we'll learn about other skin cells and tissue, such as adipose tissue, keratinocytes, melanocytes, and Merkel's cells.

What Is Epithelial Tissue? - Function, Types & Structure

8. What Is Epithelial Tissue? - Function, Types & Structure

This lesson will cover the different shapes and structures of epithelial tissue, including simple, columnar, cuboidal, stratified, transitional, squamous, and pseudostratified columnar epithelium.

Anatomical Directional Terminology: Anterior, Posterior and More

9. Anatomical Directional Terminology: Anterior, Posterior and More

Find out how to properly refer to the location of things at the front and back of a person as well as above or below a certain point on the body by learning the terms anterior, posterior, superior, and inferior.

Anatomical Directional Terminology: Limbs, Hands & Feet

10. Anatomical Directional Terminology: Limbs, Hands & Feet

In this lesson, you'll learn how we term the different sides of our feet and hands thanks to words like dorsal, plantar and palmar. You'll also learn how we name something that is near or far away from the trunk of our body thanks to words like proximal and distal.

Anatomical Directional Terminology: Lateral, Medial & More

11. Anatomical Directional Terminology: Lateral, Medial & More

Learn what it means to be on the same side as something else or on a different side altogether. In addition, find out what it means to be closer to or farther away from the middle of something as we explore the following terms: lateral, medial, ipsilateral, and contralateral.

Planes of the Human Body: Definition, Anatomy & Diagram

12. Planes of the Human Body: Definition, Anatomy & Diagram

Learn about the different ways in which your body can be divided or cut up for theoretical and practical purposes as we explore the sagittal plane, transverse plane and coronal plane.

Basement Membrane: Function, Definition & Structure

13. Basement Membrane: Function, Definition & Structure

Basement membranes attach layers of tissues in the body. Learn how the basement membrane helps our skin counteract the effects of gravity and explore its various other functions in this lesson.

Epithelial Layer: Definition & Explanation

14. Epithelial Layer: Definition & Explanation

Epithelial tissue is a diverse anatomical feature crucial in all body processes. Explore the major characteristics of epithelia and the primary functions of this layer.

Golgi Apparatus: Definition & Function

15. Golgi Apparatus: Definition & Function

Eukaryotic cells contain many organelles to carry out their life functions. One of these important organelles is known as the Golgi apparatus. In this lesson, we'll learn about the structure and function of this organelle.

Mechanoreceptors: Definition & Function

16. Mechanoreceptors: Definition & Function

How does the nervous system detect touch and communicate touch signals to the brain? Learn how mechanoreceptors function, the different types of mechanoreceptors, and what each type does.

Mesophyll Cells: Function & Definition

17. Mesophyll Cells: Function & Definition

In this lesson, we'll be looking at mesophyll, a type of cell found in plants. We will look into what mesophyll cells are and also discover how they function.

What are Sinuses? - Anatomy & Types

18. What are Sinuses? - Anatomy & Types

Sinuses are usually only noticed when they are infected. However, they have some great value. They even help us to hold our heads up high. In this lesson, you will learn about what sinuses are, what they do, and the different infections related to them.

Metaplasia: Definition, Symptoms & Examples

19. Metaplasia: Definition, Symptoms & Examples

In this lesson, learn how cell tissue can transform from one shape to another under certain conditions, called metaplasia. Learn where this might occur, for what reasons, and some signs and symptoms people may experience as a result.

Types of Epithelial Tissue Diseases

20. Types of Epithelial Tissue Diseases

There are several types of epithelial tissues in the human body. These tissues are subject to a number of diseases, and we'll explore a few examples here in this lesson. Epithelial tissue diseases tend to strike the skin, the intestinal tract, and other absorbent areas of the body.

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