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Date posted: November 5, 2011

Question Paper of  Kerala Public Service Commission  Tutor  in Physiology & Biochemistry 1991
C series  170/2005     Maximum: 100 marks     Time : 2 hour

1.Define:
(a) Erythrocyte sedimentation rate. (d) Marey’s law.
(b) Frank Starling’s law (e) Vital capacity.
(c) Law of intestine.

 2. Give the normal values of: 5

  • (a) Plasma Prothrombin level.
  • (b) Absolute Eosinophil count.
  • (c) Normal protein bound iodine in the blood.
  • (d) Blood glucose level.
  • (e) Cardiac output.

 3. Write one function each of the following :— 5

  • (a) Haemoglobin.
  • (b) Lymphocyte.
  • (c) Albumin.
  • (d) Sinoatrial node.
  • (e) Type 2 cells or granular pnumocyte

4. Write the regulating hormones of the following — 5

  • (a) FSH and L (d) serum calcium.
  • (b) Testosterone. (e) Blood sugar.
  • (c) Growth hormone.

5. Mention the type of cells secreting the following hormones  5

  • (a) Calcitonin. (d) Anti-diuretic hormone.
  • (b) Oestrogen in male. (e) Aldosterone.
  • (c) Inhibin.

6. Explain the following :—                            5

  • (a) Bohr effect. (d) Chloride shift.
  • (b) Cyanosis. (e) Monro-Kellie doctrine.
  • (c) Bohr’s equation.

7. Compare and contrast:    10

  • (a) Action potential of Skeletal muscle and Cardiac muscle.
  • (b) Neutrophil and Eosinophil.
  • (c) Reticulocyte and Mature RBC.
  • (d) Synapse and Neuromuscular junctiOn.
  • (e) Residual volume and Functional residual capacity.

8. Give reason for the following statements :– 10

  • (a) Cardiac muscle cannot be tetanised.
  • (b) Mental retardation is seen in infants with hypothyroidism.
  • (c) Constipation is feature of Hirschsprung’s disease.
  • (d) Clay coloured stools is seen in Obstructive Jaundice.
  • (e) Hyperpigmentation is seen in Cushing’s disease.

9. Give short notes on: 10

  • (a) Hering-Breuer inflation reflex.
  • (b) Axon reflex.
  • (c) Sino aortic reflexes.
  • (d) Accommodation reflex
  • (e) Conditioned reflex.

10. Mention the most important regulatory mechanism in the secretion of: 5

  • (a) Aldosterone.
  • (b) Parathormone.
  • (c) Prolactin.
  • (d) Human chorionic gonadotropin.
  • (e) Vasopressin.

11.Name the structure in the following condition. 5.

  • (a) Paralysis agitans. (4) Athetosis.
  • (b) Tetany. (e) Hemiballism.
  • (c) Diabetic insipidus

12. Name the receptors of:     5

  • (a) Colour vision . (d) Co1d.
  • (b) Taste. . (e) Warmth. (c) Pain.

13. Name the following :— 5

  • (a) Largest WBC.
  • (b) Fastest conducting tissue of heart.
  • (c) Tissue with highest rhythmicity
  • (d) Relaxing proteins.
  • (e) Maturation factors.

14. Enumerate the functions of: 15

  • (a) Blood platelets: (d) Cerebellum,
  • (b) Gall bladder. (e) HCI in gastric juice. (c) Bile salts.

15. Describe Brodmann’s areas situated in parietal lobe. 5

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