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Where is the main site of action of the ADH (anti-diuretic hormone) in the kidney?
The Distal Convoluted Tubule (DCT) and Collecting Duct System
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What are the branches of the nervous system?
The nervous system is split into the CNS and the Peripheral Nervous system. The PNS is then split into the autonomic system and the somatic nervous system. The autonomic system has two branches- Parasympathetic (REST) and the Sympathetic (FIGHT)
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What is the role of Pulmonary surfactant?
It reduces surface tension and increases the compliance of the lung, allowing it to inflate much more easily.
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In pharmacology, what is this definition referring to "Blocks receptors allowing no physiological response" ?
An Antagonist
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What is Apoptosis?
The process by which defective cells are destroyed.
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Blood pressure is at its highest when it leaves which chamber of the heart?
The Left Ventricle
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What is the function of the glomerular capsule?
It acts as the blood filtration apparatus of the kidneys, note: it does not normally let albumin through, if albumin is present in urine it could indicate kidney damage
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What is the function of the liver?
It detoxifies chemicals, secretes bile and makes important proteins for blood clotting. It is also responsible for first pass metabolism, whereby the concentration of a drug is greatly reduced before it reaches the systemic circulation system.
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What are the branches of the nervous system?

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The nervous system is split into the CNS and the Peripheral Nervous system. The PNS is then split into the autonomic system and the somatic nervous system. The autonomic system has two branches- Parasympathetic (REST) and the Sympathetic (FIGHT)

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What is the role of Pulmonary surfactant?

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In pharmacology, what is this definition referring to "Blocks receptors allowing no physiological response" ?

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What is Apoptosis?

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