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

Physiology & Biochemistry
Q.P. Codes 1652  and 1653
Old Scheme

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

Q.P. Code 1652 - 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. Describe the formation of urine.
  2. Describe the cardiac cycle

Short Essays (Answer any four)
  1. Describe effects of thyroid hormone
  2. Describe function of the middle ear
  3. Describe the touch pathway
  4. Describe functions of pancreas
  5. Describe tests of pregnancy

Short Answers
  1. List types of hypoxia
  2. List functions of cerebellum
  3. What is cardiac output? What is its normal value?
  4. List 2 functions of WBC
  5. List 4 functions of saliva

Q.P. Code : 1653 - Section B - Biochemistry    (40 Marks)
Use separate answer book

Long Essay (Answer any one)

  1. What is a balanced diet? describe the rationale behind the formulation of the balanced diet. Name the physiological periods when additional allowances are to be made while formulating a balanced diet with ephasis on the components that are to be considered. Name any two special diets that are ordered by the attending physicians in an admitted patient.
  2. What do you understand by the term pH? Give the normal reference limits for a) Blood b) Urine. Name the laboratory tests that are routinely carried out in wards for any  suspected abnormality in acid-base balance with the  precautions to be taken while collecting specimens for such tests.

Short Essays (Answer any four)
  1. Tests for bile salts and bile pigments in urine
  2. Hemolysis in the blood specimen and its effect on test results
  3. Galactosemia
  4. Urea clearance test
  5. RNA

Short answers
  1. Name the blood buffers
  2. Essential amino acids
  3. Methemoglobinemia and its causes
  4. Normal level of serum  transaminases
  5. Pellagra





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