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Primary viva 34 (Physiology)

Created: 22/1/2013
1. Discuss respiratory acidosis, compensatory mechanisms, base excess and standard bicarbonate.

2. Describe the anatomy of the pituitary gland.
- Describe its blood supply
- Describe the mechanism of hormone release
- Explain the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis
- What is the mechanism of action of antidiuretic hormone?

3. What is the resting membrane potential?
- What are its determinants?
- Discuss the permeability to Na+, K+, Ca2+ and Cl-. Why is the membrane more permeable to potassium and not sodium?

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