Ch 22: MTEL Biology: Disorders & Diseases of the Body Systems

About This Chapter

The information in this chapter covers common endocrine diseases along with other bodily system diseases and disorders. Watching the video lessons and reading the texts makes for a fun way to refresh your content knowledge for the MTEL Biology exam.

MTEL Biology: Disorders & Diseases of the Body Systems - Chapter Summary

Your review of this chapter's lessons will include topics such as the major blood disorders, including anemia. Other chapter material will refresh your memory on the following topics:

  • Different types of heart conditions
  • Major immune diseases
  • Gastrointestinal diseases and disorders
  • Urinary system disorders
  • Male and female reproductive diseases
  • Nervous system diseases

Respiratory diseases are also covered in this chapter, with a look at restrictive, obstructive and infective types. Take practice quizzes after studying the lessons to get additional review right after looking at the videos and transcripts.

Objectives of the MTEL Biology: Disorders & Diseases of the Body Systems Chapter

The Disorders & Diseases of the Body Systems chapter is one of the pieces of your prep for the Human Anatomy and Physiology subarea on the MTEL Biology test. You'll be answering between 17 and 19 multiple-choice questions in this subarea, with some of those items covering the topics in this chapter. The questions on the self-assessment quizzes show you what actual questions may look like on the exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 22: MTEL Biology: Disorders & Diseases of the Body Systems
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Major Types of Nervous System Diseases

1. Major Types of Nervous System Diseases

Your nervous system is responsible for more than you probably realize. In this lesson we're going to discuss some of the major diseases that arise from nervous system abnormalities and dysfunctions.

Major Types of Gastrointestinal Diseases & Disorders

2. Major Types of Gastrointestinal Diseases & Disorders

Your GI tract plays a vital role in the absorption of nutrients from the food you eat. There are lots of processes involved along the way, and sometimes they just don't work the way they are supposed to, which can lead to some serious problems for you!

Female Reproductive Diseases & Disorders

3. Female Reproductive Diseases & Disorders

The female reproductive system can be complicated, and as you can imagine, many things can go wrong. Learn about some of the more common disorders of the female reproductive system in this lesson.

Male Reproductive Diseases & Disorders

4. Male Reproductive Diseases & Disorders

There is a variety of different reproductive diseases and disorders that can affect men. This lesson describe the basics of four of them: BPH, prostate cancer, hypogonadism, and cryptorchidism.

Major Types of Urinary System Diseases & Disorders

5. Major Types of Urinary System Diseases & Disorders

Your urinary system is an important system in your body. Among other jobs, it is tasked with removing waste and helping to maintain your fluid balance. So when things go awry, it can have serious impacts on your health.

Blood Disorders: Major Types

6. Blood Disorders: Major Types

Normally, you don't think too much about your blood, right? This lesson will change all of that and will focus on some of the blood disorders people suffer from.

Types of Heart Conditions and Diseases

7. Types of Heart Conditions and Diseases

Your heart muscle receives a rich blood supply from the coronary arteries. If the coronary arteries become blocked, it can result in coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack or congestive heart failure. Learn how these conditions get started.

Important Respiratory Diseases: Obstructive, Restrictive & Infective

8. Important Respiratory Diseases: Obstructive, Restrictive & Infective

This lesson will discuss the different categories of respiratory diseases, including infectious, obstructive, and restrictive. Examples of each category will also be discussed.

Common Endocrine Diseases, Related Hormones & Their Effects

9. Common Endocrine Diseases, Related Hormones & Their Effects

This lesson discusses seven endocrine diseases as well as the hormones involved. Specifically, we explore diabetes mellitus, Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, and hypoparathyroidism.

Immune Diseases: Major Types

10. Immune Diseases: Major Types

Your immune system is designed to protect you from foreign invaders. But sometimes the immune system is weakened or overactive, leading to a wide range of problems in the body.

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