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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 1677  and 1678
Revised Scheme

(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. What is meant by erythropoiesis? What are the dirrerent stages of Erythropoiesis? And what ate the factors necessary for Erythropoiesis
  2. Mention the names of salivary glands and what is the composition and functions of salivary juice?

Short Essays (Answer any four)
  1. Mention any  two bleeding disorders and explain any one of them.
  2. Surfactant
  3. Describe the conducting system of the heart
  4. Explain a reflex arc with the help of a diagram
  5. Explain nerve supply to urinary bladder. Add a note  on micturition reflex.


Short Answers
  1. Name functions of Rods and Cones
  2. Explain negative feed back mechanism with the help of an example
  3. Mention the primary organ of sex in male and female
  4. Name the muscle proteins
  5. List the functions of nasal cavity

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

Long Essay (Answer any one)

  1. Krebs citric acid cycle is the final common pathway of metabolism. Justify the statement, describe the cycle.
  2. Give the sources, functions, deficiency manifestations and requirement of vitamin C

Short Essays (Answer any four)
  1. Name the ketone bodies. Give their formation and fate.
  2. Describe the digestion of proteins. How are the amino acids absorbed?
  3. Outline the β-oxidation of fatty acids. Give the energy formed from oxidation of palmitic acid.
  4. What are transaminases? Give the reactions and clinical applications.
  5. Role of kidney in acid-base balance.

Short answers
  1. Name and indicate the role of two hormones that regulate blood glucose levels
  2. Coenzyme forms of vitamin B6 and nicotinic acid
  3. Tests for detection of glucose and fructose in urine
  4. Normal  serum levels of cholesterol  and calcium
  5. Rickets : cause and prevention





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