Ch 9: The Nervous, Endocrine, & Immune Systems Study Guide

About This Chapter

The Nervous, Endocrine, and Immune Systems chapter of this Human Physiology Study Guide course is the simplest way to master the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the function of the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
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Students Will Review

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a nervous, endocrine, and immune systems unit of a standard science course. Topics covered include:

  • What the nervous system does
  • How the body regulates temperature
  • Glucose regulation and diabetes
  • The purpose of hormones and how they are produced
  • How the immune system operates

13 Lessons in Chapter 9: The Nervous, Endocrine, & Immune Systems Study Guide
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Functions of the Nervous System

1. Functions of the Nervous System

In this lesson, we'll watch Timmy as he plays in his backyard. Watch what happens when he tries to catch a butterfly, hears a mean dog bark, and scrapes his knee. All of Timmy's reactions are tied to his nervous system. For a full explanation of what goes on in the human nervous system, check out the video!

The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

2. The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

Did you know that hammerhead sharks and platypuses share a special type of sensory neuron that humans and most other animals don't have? In this lesson, you'll find out what that sensory neuron and a whole lot of others can do. You'll also learn how the nervous system is organized and the differences between the central and peripheral nervous systems.

The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems

3. The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems

In this lesson, you'll learn about two subdivisions of the autonomic nervous system - the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Watch as a hiker, Phil, runs away from a terrifying bear and see how these systems react to the impending danger!

Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation in Humans

4. Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation in Humans

Do you wonder how your body is able to maintain a consistent temperature? Have you ever questioned why you get goosebumps when you're cold? This lesson will introduce you to homeostasis and answer your questions about body temperature regulation and reactions, like goosebumps.

Homeostasis of Glucose Levels: Hormonal Control and Diabetes

5. Homeostasis of Glucose Levels: Hormonal Control and Diabetes

In this lesson, we'll look at how the body uses hormones to maintain homeostasis of blood glucose levels, what happens in people who have diabetes, and how diabetics can manage their disease.

The Structure and Function of Neurons

6. The Structure and Function of Neurons

In this video lesson, you'll learn about neurons, which are specialized cells in the nervous system. Check out how far neurons can send signals throughout the body and how depolarization is much like 'the wave' at a football game.

Hormones: Definition, Function & Intro to the Endocrine System

7. Hormones: Definition, Function & Intro to the Endocrine System

This lesson introduces the endocrine system and provides a brief overview of each endocrine gland. It also provides the definition of hormones and describes their general function inside the body.

What Is the Pituitary Gland? - Functions, Hormones & Hypothalamus

8. What Is the Pituitary Gland? - Functions, Hormones & Hypothalamus

In this lesson, we'll discuss the functions of the anterior and posterior portions of the pituitary gland, the hormones they release and the relationship with the hypothalamus.

The Thyroid Gland: Functions, Calcitonin & TSH

9. The Thyroid Gland: Functions, Calcitonin & TSH

Your thyroid gland produces the hormones T3 and thyroxine (T4), which play a role in metabolism. Your thyroid also produces calcitonin, which helps regulate blood calcium levels. In this lesson, you will learn about the thyroid gland and its hormones, including how they are regulated by TSH.

What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens

10. What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the immune system. You'll learn about the innate and adaptive immune system, Edward Jenner, haptens and immune tolerance.

The Anatomical Barriers of the Immune System

11. The Anatomical Barriers of the Immune System

This lesson will cover the major anatomical barriers to infection of the innate immune system. We'll explore skin flora, gut flora, gastric acid, lysozymes, and the mucociliary apparatus.

What is Allostasis? - Definition, Allostatic Load & Example

12. What is Allostasis? - Definition, Allostatic Load & Example

In this lesson, you're going to learn about more than one possible definition of allostasis. Then, you'll learn about the definition of allostatic load. Both concepts will be explained with examples in mind.

Allostasis vs. Homeostasis: Differences & Relationship

13. Allostasis vs. Homeostasis: Differences & Relationship

This lesson will clearly define homeostasis and allostasis and then distinguish exactly how they are truly different concepts or if they're actually exactly the same ones.

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