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Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka
First Year B.Sc. (Nursing) (Basic)
Degree Examination- August-September 2009
Revised Scheme

Physiology & Biochemistry
Q.P. Codes 1677  and 1678


(Note : Both QP Codes 1677  and 1678 are to be answered within total of 3 hours)

Q.P. Code 1677 - Section A - Physiology    (40 Marks)

Your answer shall be specific to the question asked
Draw neat and labelled diagrams wherever necessary.

Long Essay (Answer any one)

  1. Classify body fluid compartments. Give normal values. How is total body water determined?
  2. Define blood pressure. How  is it measured? List the factors affecting blood pressure.

Short Essays (Answer any four)
  1. Describe the functions of blood
  2. Draw and label spirogram
  3. describe the stages of  spermatogenesis
  4. Describe the movements of  small intestines
  5. Classify muscles. List the  differences between them.

Short Answers
  1. State Landsteiner's law
  2. Name the  muscles of respiration
  3. List four funcdtions  of saliva
  4. What is the normal serum calcium level? Name the  hormones regulating it.
  5. What are the foundations of  counter current mechanism in the kidney?

Q.P. Code : 1678 - Section B - Biochemistry    (40 Marks)
Use separate answer book

Long Essay (Answer any one)

  1. Discuss the causes, synthesis and utilization of ketone bodies.
  2. Describe the sources, provitamin form, functions & deficiency manifestations of vitamin D


Short Essays (Answer any four).

  1. Useful compounds synthesized from aminoacid tyrosine
  2. Hormonal regulation of blooe sugar level
  3. Structure and function of cholesterol
  4. what is BMR (Basal metabolic rate)? Discuss the factors that affect BMR.
  5. Role of kidney in acid-base balance

Short answers
  1. Rothera's test
  2. Causes for metabolic acidosis
  3. Night blindness
  4. Glycosuria
  5. Differences between starch and glycogen




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