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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
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
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 recommended.
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 instructor.
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.
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, CNS pharmacology, autonomic
pharmacology, antineoplastic agents, immunopharmacology,
recombinant products, fluid and electrolyte therapy, diuretics,
pharmacology of the integument. Prerequisite: Approval of
Antimicrobials, endocrine pharmacology, eicosanoids,
anti-inflammatory agents, respiratory pharmacology, anticoagulants
and hematinics, GI pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
Management and treatment of toxicosis, antidotal pharmacology,
toxic plants, mycotoxins, chemical toxicants, metals, euthanasia.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Course
Descriptions/Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology 571
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 approval.
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:
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
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
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
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
Approval processes for compliance with federal drug and chemical
laws. Prerequisites: VTPP 665 and VTPP 670 or approval of
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
Occurrence, identification and metabolism of naturally
occurring toxicants of plant, animal and microbial origin.
Prerequisites: CHEM 628; approval of instructor.
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
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
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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