Physiology (Revised Scheme) Sept 2002, Paper 2

Max. Marks: 100

Long Essays: [9 marks each]
1. Describe the functions and regulation of secretion of Thyroxine. What are the manifestations of Cretinism? [5+2+2=9 marks]
2. Describe the connections and functions of Basal ganglia. Mention the features of Basal ganglia lesion. [3+3+3=9 marks]

Short Essays: [5 marks each]
3. Describe the regulation of secretion of Aldosterone.
4. Explain the stages of Spermatogenesis. List the factors regulating it. [3+2=5 marks]
5. Explain the methods of contraception applicable to the male.
6. Describe the endogenous pain inhibiting mechanism.
7. Describe the role of the Hypothalamus in the regulation of (a) Food Intake and (b) Water Intake.
8. Outline the steps involved in Neuro-Muscular Transmission.
9. Define chronaxie, rheobase and utilization time. Draw a strength duration curve. [1+1+1+2=5 marks]
10. What is Dark adaptation? Describe the time course of dark adaptation. Name the factors contributing to dark adaptation. [1+2+2=5 marks]
11. Trace the auditory pathway with the help of a diagram.
12. Define and classify colour blindness. What is the peculiarity of Inheritance of colour blindness. [1+3+1=5 marks]

Short Answers: [2 marks each]
13. List the functions of Glucagon.
14. List the functions of calcium in the body.
15. Explain positive feedback mechanism of hormonal regulation with a suitable example.
16. What is corpus leuteum? What are its functions?
17. List the functions of C.S.F.
18. Explain stereognosis.
19. What is phantom limb phenomenon? How do you explain its occurrence?
20. List the features of spinal shock.
21. What is salutatory conduction and what is its importance?
22. Draw and label taste pathway.
23. Distinguish between isometric and isotonic contractions.
24. What is field of vision? What are the limits of field of vision in the different meridians?
25. Describe impedance matching.
26. Indicate the pathway of circulation of the aqueous humour.
27. What is the normal body temperature? Enumerate the bodily reactions that tend to prevent a rise in body temperature.
28. What is the normal ICF volume and ECF volume? Mention any one method for the determination of the same.

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2003-04 Batch, BMC


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