Physiology Archive

Kluver-Bucy Syndrome

Kluver-Bucy Syndrome is a rare neurobehavioral disorder associated with bilateral destruction of the anterior part of the temporal lobes of the brain. This removes not only, portions of temporal cortex but also of the amygdalas that lie inside these parts of the temporal lobe. ...Read More

Cardiac Cycle

Definition: Cardiac cycle refers to the cardiac events that occur from the beginning of one heart beat by spontaneous generation of action potential in SA node to the beginning of the next. When the heart rate is 75/min, the period of one cardiac cycle ...Read More

Mechanism of Cough and Sneeze

Receptors Extrathoracic: nose, oropharynx, larynx, upper trachea Intrathoracic: rapidly adapting irritant receptors in epithelium of lower trachea and large central bronchi Other locations: tympanic membrane, diaphragm, stomach Cough Reflex: Cough is an expulsive reflex that protects the lungs and respiratory passage from foreign bodies. ...Read More