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Aspects of cellular physiology,
physiology of excitable membranes, physiology of body fluids,
neurophysiology, and the physiology of smooth, cardiac and skeletal
muscle; provides a basic understanding of mammalian physiology
essential as a framework for advanced graduate studies.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
In-depth study covering
cardiovascular, respiratory, renal physiology, gastrointestinal
and endocrine physiology; provides a basic understanding of
mammalian physiology essential as a framework for advanced graduate
studies. Prerequisite: VTPP 605.
Introduction to physiology: cell
physiology, cell signaling, cell cycle, body fluids, translocation
of materials, membrane potentials, neurophysiology, autonomic
nervous system, thermoregulation, cardiovascular, and muscle
physiology. Prerequisites: Enrollment in MS/PhD program in
Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology; approval of instructor.
Blood and lymph, respiration, renal
physiology, and acid-based balance, gastrointestinal physiology,
metabolism, endocrinology, and reproduction. Prerequisites:
Enrollment in MS/PhD program in Veterinary Physiology and
Pharmacology; approval of instructor.
Physiological principles, review of
cellular physiology, and development of an understanding of the
nervous system and muscle, cardiovascular, and respiratory
physiology; clinical applications related to organ systems.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification; BICH 410 and VIBS 305
Introduction to pharmacokinetics and
pharmacodynamics; survey of major pharmaceutical classes; uses,
mechanisms of action and adverse reactions of selected agents.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification; VTPP 423 or Approval of
Continuation of VTPP 623 Fluid balance
and acid-base balance; development of an understanding of renal,
gastrointestinal, endocrine and reproductive physiology using human
and other mammalian models; clinical applications related to organ
systems. Prerequisites: Graduate classification; VTPP 623.
CNS pharmacology, autonomic pharmacology, antineoplastic agents,
immunopharmacology, recombinant products, fluid and electrolyte
therapy, diuretics, pharmacology of the integument. Prerequisite:
Approval of instructor.
pharmacology, eicosanoids, anti-inflammatory agents, respiratory
pharmacology, anticoagulants and hematinics, GI pharmacology,
cardiovascular pharmacology. Prerequisite: Approval of
Management and treatment of toxicosis,
antidotal pharmacology, toxic plants, mycotoxins, chemical
toxicants, metals, euthanasia. Prerequisite: Approval of
instructor. Course Descriptions/Veterinary Physiology and
Cellular anatomy, cellular physiology
and biochemistry; systems analysis of digestive, endocrine and
musculoskeletal system function including information related to
gross anatomy, histology and disease states; quantitative aspects
of physiology and engineering applications to clinical medicine.
Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering major or instructor
A systems analysis of nervous,
cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary function including
information related to gross anatomy, histology and disease states;
quantitative aspects of physiology and engineering applications to
clinical medicine. Prerequisite: VTPP 634.
Overview of current high throughput
technology for data acquisition and analysis of genomic signals
(e.g., mRNA or proteins); emphasis on microarray technology,
methods for analyzing microarray data, and approaches to model the
underlying phenomena from the systems biology perspective.
Prerequisites: BIOL 451 or GENE 320/BIMS 320 or equivalent; STAT
651 or equivalent; or approval of instructor.
Physiology, biochemistry and
pharmacology of the endocrines. Laboratory emphasizes a number of
classical experiments with clinical application. Prerequisite:
Approval of instructor.
Structure-function relationships of
hormones, their receptors and biologic activities. Prerequisites:
VTPP 653 or BIOL 649 and BICH 410 or equivalent or approval of
instructor. Cross-listed with ANSC 654.
Structure and function of blood
vessels and vascular beds; molecular and cell biology of
endothelium and vascular smooth muscle; microcirculation; capillary
exchange; regulation of blood flow by local, neural and humoral
signals. Prerequisite: MPHY 901 or approval of department head.
Structure and function of the heart;
molecular and cell biology of cardiac myocytes; electrophysiology
of myocardium, pacemaker cells and conducting tissue; cardiac
mechanics; control of cardiac performance; coronary circulation.
Prerequisite: MPHY 901 or 604 or approval of department head.
Physiological considerations of the
circulatory system including general and integrative aspects of the
heart and blood vessels. Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.
In-depth study of the anatomy and
physiology of the foot of the horse; includes both gross and
histologic anatomy, metabolic and nutrition and biomechanics of the
equine foot. Prerequisites: VTPP 323 and VTPP 423.
Physiology of gametes and
preimplantation embryos in livestock and laboratory animals; oocyte
growth and maturation in-vivo and in-vitro, fertilization in-vivo
and in-vitro, embryo transfer, cryopreservation, nuclear transfer,
chimera formation, gene transfer.
Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic
principles of pharmacology, absorption, biotransformation,
distribution, excretion, dose-response relationships, adverse
reactions, and interactions. Prerequisites: Undergraduate,
professional or equivalent course in physiology, pharmacology,
biochemistry, introductory calculus.
Discussions of literature regarding
topics of current research interest; physiochemical or physiologic
effects of drugs at sites from molecular to whole body.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
Fundamentals of toxicology including
the disease syndromes produced in humans and animals by organic and
inorganic chemicals; environmental factors in intoxications.
Prerequisites: Advanced standing in biochemistry and physiology;
approval of instructor.
Approval processes for compliance with
federal drug and chemical laws. Prerequisites: VTPP 665 and VTPP
670 or approval of instructor.
An examination of the disease
syndromes produced in animals and humans by native, ornamental and
introduced plants, vertebrate and invertebrate toxins and
mycotoxins; field trips for plant identification. Prerequisites:
VTPP 670; approval of instructor.572 Course Descriptions/Veterinary
Physiology and Pharmacology
Fate of foreign compounds; their
inhibitory and antagonistic action toward normal metabolic
processes of the animal body. Prerequisites: BICH 603; approval of
instructor and department head.
Occurrence, identification and
metabolism of naturally occurring toxicants of plant, animal and
microbial origin. Prerequisites: CHEM 628; approval of
Fundamentals of toxicology and risk
assessment; effects of selected classes of hazardous chemicals
encountered in the workplace or environment on human health will
be considered. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
Mechanisms of toxicant-induced target
organ toxicity with emphasis on molecular control of mammalian and
cell growth differentiation. Prerequisite: Graduate course in cell
biology and biochemistry.
Fluorescence spectroscopy and
confocal/multiphoton microscopy in research; intro of pharmacology,
life science, and physical science students to fluorophores,
anisotropy, ligand binding, energy transfer, cytometry, lifetime
imaging, correlation spectroscopy, immunocytochemistry, and image
analysis with an emphasis on instrumental/sample artifacts,
fluorescence application, literature evaluation, and communication
of rationales to other scientists. Prerequisite: General chemistry
and biology course.
Review and discussion of current
scientific work in physiology and related subjects. Prerequisite:
Approval of department head.
Problems in physiology, pharmacology
or toxicology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
Selected topics in an identified area
of veterinary physiology and pharmacology. May be repeated for
credit. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
Theory and design of research related
to current biomedical problems especially those involving study of
animal disease; philosophical perspectives underlying historical
advances in research pertaining to the study, prevention and
treatment of disease. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
Cross-listed with VIBS 690 and VPAT 690.
Original investigations in veterinary
physiology, pharmacology or toxicology to be submitted by writing
of thesis or dissertation as partial fulfillment for MS or PhD
degree. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.
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