The Knowledge Of Anatomy And Physiology Essay

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NURSING TWO Bioscience knowledge required for nursing Demonstrate the knowledge of anatomy and physiology as applied to nursing: Basic scientific principles of physiology: Acid base balance: the relationship between an acid environment and an alkaline one, essential for maintaining good health. Antibody: proteins that can recognise and attach to infectious agents in the body, and so provoke an immune response to these infectious agents. Electrolyte: substance able to move to opposite electrically charged electrodes in Fluids. Electron: the part of an atom that carries a negative electrical charge Enzymes: proteins produced by cells that can cause very rapid biochemical reactions in the body. Homeostasis: processes in which both negative and positive controls are given over variables; usually involve negative feedback, and the aim is to maintain a stable internal environment. Ions: atoms those are no longer in a stable state (i.e. no longer electrically neutral but either positively or negatively electrically charged) pH: a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution Physiology: the study of the way in which the body structures function Neutron: the part of an atom that carries a neutral electrical charge, i.e. it has no electrical charge Proton: the part of an atom that carries a positive electrical charge. Valency: a measure of the combining power of atoms. Cells: cellular compartment, transport system, fluid movements Chemical reactions: reactions that involve
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