Ch 7: Regulation in Animals & Plants

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Regulation in Animals & Plants - Chapter Summary

This chapter enables you to develop your knowledge of regulation in animals and plants from home or anywhere with an Internet connection. Ensure you have a full grasp of enantiostasis, osmoregulation and passive and active transport in cells among other related topics. In no time, you will be ready to:

  • Define and discuss the challenges of osmoregulation
  • Detail the process of passive and active transport in cells
  • Share the meaning and forms of nitrogenous wastes
  • Discuss the structure and function of kidneys and explain how they regulate water balance
  • Identify the major corpuscular structures of the nephron and explain their functions
  • Differentiate between ADH and aldosterone
  • Explain the importance of enantiostasis
  • Describe the adaptations of various terrestrial Australian plants

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9 Lessons in Chapter 7: Regulation in Animals & Plants
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Osmoregulation: Definition, Challenges & Energetics

1. Osmoregulation: Definition, Challenges & Energetics

Cells need a certain balance of water and solutes to survive, but this balance is different for different animals. Just as different is how animals regulate this balance, which you'll learn about in this video lesson.

Passive & Active Transport in Cells

2. Passive & Active Transport in Cells

In order for your cells to survive, nutrients and other substances must be allowed to move in and out across the cell membrane. Sometimes this requires energy (active transport), and sometimes it does not (passive transport).

Nitrogenous Wastes: Definition, Forms & Interrelationships

3. Nitrogenous Wastes: Definition, Forms & Interrelationships

The natural processes of creating energy always result in some sort of wasteful byproduct. In this lesson we are going to look at how organisms produce and dispose of nitrogenous wastes and see how this relates to those organisms' evolutionary history.

Kidneys: Structure & Function

4. 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.

How the Kidneys Regulate Water Balance

5. How the Kidneys Regulate Water Balance

Water balance is essential to our health and survival. This lesson explores how the kidneys regulate water balance with special cells known as osmoreceptors and a process called osmoregulation. You'll also learn how this process relates to a rare form of diabetes known as diabetes insipidus.

The Nephron: The Glomerulus's Major Structures and Functions

6. The Nephron: The Glomerulus's Major Structures and Functions

Together, the glomerulus and Bowman's capsule make up the renal corpuscle of the nephron. These parts of the nephron filter blood and are vital to our body's survival. In this lesson, you'll explore the major corpuscular structures and their functions.

The Differences Between ADH & Aldosterone

7. The Differences Between ADH & Aldosterone

In this lesson, we'll go over the main differences between ADH and aldosterone, including where they originate in the body, their functions, and their mechanisms.

Enantiostasis: Definition & Importance

8. Enantiostasis: Definition & Importance

Organisms have found ways to survive even in constantly changing environments. In this lesson you will learn about enantiostasis, especially how it helps estuarine organisms.

Australian Plant Adaptations

9. Australian Plant Adaptations

In this lesson, we'll be looking at different Australian plants and the adaptations they have to survive. We'll specifically look at different adaptations that prevent water loss in the Australian desert.

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