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A.    Sensory System and the special senses

 

1.    What is the function of the sensory system?

 

 

 

2.    Give a brief explanation for each of the five special senses:

 

a)     Smell (olfaction)

 

 

b)    Taste

 

 

c)     Sight

 

 

d)    Touch

 

 

e)    Hearing

 

 

3.    What are the signs or symptoms for each of the following eye problems.

 

Problem

Signs or Symptoms

Cataract

 

Glaucoma

 

 

 

 

 

4.    What are the signs and symptoms of phantom taste perception?

 

 

5.    Briefly describe each of the conditions and its signs and symptoms.

Condition

Description

Signs or Symptoms

Hyposmia

 

 

Parosmia

 

 

 

6.    What are 2 possible causes for balance problems.

 

 

 

7.    How would you know that someone had a balance problem?

 

 

8.    What are two signs or symptoms of hearing loss?

 

 

 

 

 

9.    For each of the components of the ear listed below, identify its location (inner, middle or outer ear) and briefly describe its function:

Component

Location (inner, middle or outer ear)

Function

Pinna

 

 

Eardrum

 

 

Cochlea

 

 

 

 

 

B.    Immune System

 

1.    What is the function of the immune system?

 

 

 

2.    What is the function of the following components of the immune system?

 

Component

Function

Lymphocytes – B-cells

 

Lymphocytes – T-cells

 

Leukocytes

 

 

3.    List the signs or symptoms for the following three diseases that result from problems with the immune system.

 

Problem

Signs or Symptoms

Asthma

 

Lupus

 

Rheumatoid arthritis

 

 

 

 

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