This course covers the material of content category 3A of the official MCAT exam content outline.
The central nervous system (CNS) is a marvel as well as a mystery. Although we understand that it harbors all of the executive and autonomic functions needed to regulate the human body, we are still no closer to understanding the origins of consciousness. Nevertheless, the anatomy of the nervous system can be a good place to begin, allowing one to understand how its architecture is arranged and meant to interact.
Although not as inscrutable, the endocrine system is just as complex. Hormones play a critical role in the day-to-day functioning of the human body. For example, insulin and glucagon, secreted by the pancreas, regulate tissular uptake of glucose; thyroid hormones regulate metabolic activity; and parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, and calcitriol are charged with regulating calcium and phosphate. Endocrine glands are themselves regulated by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland via a feedback mechanism called the hypothalamic–pituitary axis. Both systems overlap in more ways than one, interacting with each other constantly and also in a way in which both exemplify the influence of a particular tissue over another.
In this course, the student will be introduced to the structure and function of the nervous and endocrine systems. For optimal comprehension, the student must have a preliminary understanding of molecular and cellular biology, emphasizing signal molecules and cellular receptors. Additionally, the student is encouraged to correlate the lessons of this course with their counterparts in histology, physiology, and embryology.
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