Breaking of Bone-Related Patterns Help

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Updated on Aug 30, 2011

Breaking of Bone-Related Patterns

We can think of the normal anatomy of a long bone (such as the femur) as an example of Biological Order at the organ level of body organization. And blood [Ca ++ ] homeostasis likewise provides a model of Biological Order at the chemical level of biological organization.

What, then, about Biological Disorder for the above examples? What, specifically, could go wrong with each of them? A long bone could suffer a fracture (Figure 13.9, A), thereby breaking its normal anatomical pattern. And blood [Ca ++ ] could rise far above its normal range (Figure 13.9, B). Conversely, it could fall far below its normal range (Figure 13.9, C). 

Skins and Skeletons Breaking of Bone-related Patterns

Fig. 13.9 Breaking some bone-related patterns.

Study suggestion: Using the term, normocalcemia, along with an appropriate prefix, build a term that describes the blood [Ca ++ ] in Figure 13.9, (B); now build another term summarizing the blood [Ca ++ ] in Figure 13.9, C. When done, check your answers with the terms given in Figure 13.9.

Practice problems for these concepts can be found at:  Skins And Skeletons Test

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