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Q.P. CODE:                                                                                                                        102010 Reg. No: …………
First Year B.Sc Nursing Degree Examinations
October 2013
Physiology
Time: 3 Hrs                                                                                                                              Max. Marks: 75

• Answer all questions
• Draw diagram wherever necessary

Essays: (2×10=20)
1. Mention the normal respiratory rate. What is surfactant and enumerate its functions.
Describe lung volumes with the aid of a diagram. (1+4+5=10)
2. Discuss the composition and functions of gastric juice. Add a note on deglutition.
Define jaundice (6+2+2=10)

Short notes: (7x5=35)
3. Differences between extracellular and intracellular fluids
4. Circulatory shock
5. Activity at the neuromuscular junction
6. Glomerular filtration
7. Functions of testes
8. Functions of growth hormone
9. Pyramidal tracts

Answer briefly: (10x2=20)
10. Functions of Kidney
11. Eosinophil                                               
12. Referred pain
13. Oral contraceptive pill
14. Myopia                                                    
15. Role of skin in regulation of body temperature 
16. Two types of neuroglia                            
17. Basis for pregnancy tests                       
18. Function of middle ear
19. Two functions of hemoglobin                













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