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Nerves, Hormones and Homeostasis

The final topic for Standard Level!

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Nerves, Hormones and Homeostasis

Neurotransmitters, Synapses and Drugs

As usual, click on the shadowed images to see an animation.

Introduction to the nervous system

YouTube video:

Loads of useful resources from Neuroscience for Kids

Reflex arc animation from msjensen.

Nerve impulses: resting potential and action potential

Cool tutorial from the Harvey Project

McGraw Hill nerve impulse animation

Nice and simple from mrothery

Another good one from Alberta Psychology

Propagation on myelinated and non-myelinated nerves from Blackwell Publishing

Synaptic Transmission

Great animation from McGraw Hill

Good tutorial from Harvard Outreach

Another WHS Freeman tutorial (lifewire)

The Endocrine System

Good visual introduction from Delmar Learning

Really good animation – lots of info – from e-learning for kids

Homeostasis

Tutorial and game from think-bank

Detailed tutorial from the University of New South Wales

Homeostasis in Newfoundland from Memorial University

Another good Freeman tutorial

Blood Glucose and Diabetes

MedMovie introduction

WebMD guide to diabetes

Hormonal Control – linklist

Donwload the powerpoint here: hormonal_control.ppt

Here’s a good simple overview of steroids and peptides – Wisconsin Online

Old school overview of the endocrine system:

Mode of action of steroid hormones:

Clear explanation from McGraw Hill

Mode of action of peptide steroids:

Short video, but clear – UC Davis


Mode of action of thyroxine:

Another one from McGraw Hill

Negative feedback and thyroxin secretion:

Control of the pituitary – Leif Saul (Biology in Motion – very good)

Control of ADH Secretion:

Too simple, but good overview – BBC GSCE Bitesize

Focus on the kidney (reviewing the effect of ADH) – BiologyMad

Other useful links:

North Harris College linklist

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