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Other Human Secretion Systems - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
This chapter takes you through the anatomy of the stomach and explores the kidneys, adipose tissue and the autonomic nervous system. You'll get a firsthand look at the GI tract and be able to explain the functions of various secretion systems in the human body. Each video takes about 5-6 minutes to watch and comes with a transcript to quickly access key vocabulary words and a quiz to check your knowledge of the material. While you watch these videos, you'll learn things like:
- How the kidneys function
- The location of adipose tissue
- The purpose of the renin angiotensin aldosterone
- How digestion is controlled by the autonomic nervous system
|Anatomy and Physiology of the Stomach and Autonomic Nervous System Controls||Walk through the various parts of the stomach, and learn how digestion works.|
|Kidneys: Structure & Function||Examine the components of the kidneys and the jobs they perform in your body.|
|Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS): Pathway, Functions & Terms||Determine why this system is so complex and how it is used to control blood pressure.|
|Adipose Tissue: Function, Location & Definition||Identify the functions of adipose tissue in the body.|
1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Stomach and Autonomic Nervous System Controls
In this lesson, you will learn how the unique anatomy of the stomach - including rugae, gastric pits and gastric glands - makes it a perfect organ for digestion. You will also learn how the autonomic nervous system controls digestion.
2. Kidneys: Structure & Function
Your kidneys don't get a lot of attention, but they are important to your health. Learn about your kidneys and the jobs they do, like filtering wastes out of your blood, balancing fluids, adjusting your blood pressure and helping to make blood cells.
3. Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS): Pathway, Functions & Terms
The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system is one of the most complex and important systems in controlling the blood pressure in your body. As we go over this system, you'll also learn about the many hormones involved in the control of your body's glomerular filtration rate and blood pressure.
4. Adipose Tissue: Function, Location & Definition
Fat is the subject of daily discussion in this country. We understand it can carry tremendous health risks and could destroy our bodies, but surprisingly, it is essential for our daily function. In this lesson, we'll explore the answers behind the body tissue adipose - the connective tissue that contains fat - and see how it protects, warms, and fuels our daily lives.
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