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Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka
First Year B.Sc. (Nursing) (Basic)
Degree Examination- March/April 2008
Old Scheme

Physiology & Biochemistry
Q.P. Codes 1652  and 1653

(Note : Both QP Codes 1677  and 1678 are to be answered within total of 3 hours)
Use separate answer books for Section A and Section B

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 dilution and concentration of urine. What is Diabetes insipidus?
  2. Describe the visual pathway with diagram. What will happen to the vision when the optic chiasma is damaged?

Short Essays (Answer any Four)
  1. Explain the functions of  plasma proteins
  2. Explain the funcions of Insulin
  3. List the functions of Estrogens
  4. Explain the functions of bile salts
  5. describe the non-respiratory function of  lungs

Short Answers
  1. List the functions of middle ear
  2. List the functions of spinal cord
  3. Name the contractile proteins of skeletal muscle and give their functions
  4. List the functions of corticospinal tracts
  5. Name the muscles of inspiration and expiration.  Give their actions


Q.P. Code : 1653 - Section B - Biochemistry    (40 Marks)
Use separate answer book                                                                                       1 x 10 = 10 Marks        

Long Essay (Answer any one)
  1. Define lipids. Classify lipids with examples. Add a note on the biological significance of lipids.
  2. Describe the citric acid cycle.

Short Essays (Answer any four)
  1. Clearance tests
  2. mechanism  of enzme action
  3. Polysaccharides
  4. Visual cycle
  5. Denaturation of proteins

Short answers
  1. Daily requirement and deficiency disorders of Niacin and Vitamin C
  2. Benedict's test
  3. Role of Aldosterone
  4. Collection of 24 hour urine specimen
  5. Normal serum levels of cholesterol and triglycerides





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