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Primary Viva 11 (Physiology)

Created: 20/8/2004
1. How is alveolar oxygen calculated?

2. What is the respiratory quotient?

3. What do you understand by the autonomic nervous system?

4. Discuss the sympathetic nervous system, including outflow, functions, ganglia and neurotransmitters.

5. Discuss the parasympathetic nervous system, including cranial nuclei, and the course and distribution of the vagus nerve.

6. What is the thyroid gland? Describe its anatomical location, the hormones it produces, the hypothalamus–pituitary axis and hyper- and hypothyroidism.

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