Stress and the Cardiovascular, Digestive and Reproductive Systems

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Stress and the Cardiovascular, Digestive and Reproductive Systems

Assignment Overview

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STOP!!! YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE TUTORIALS ON THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM ON THE HOME PAGE BEFORE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THIS ASSIGNMENT!

Case Assignment

In this Case Assignment, you will address the following in a 2- to 3-page essay:

First view this tutorial on the case of Mr. Penzey and record notes about his condition as you view his symptoms and test results:

Stress-Related Disorders

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Based on what you read and observed in the previous case study, address the following questions in the body of your essay:

What were the main findings of Mr. Penzey’s physical exam? How could his CT results be related to his blood pressure findings?

Define the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.

What did the laboratory results suggest about his overall kidney function? Are there additional tests that could help you arrive at a diagnosis for Mr. Penzey’s condition?

How did the EKG and blood pressure results indicate damage was occurring to Mr. Penzey’s circulatory system?

What did the genetic results suggest about Mr. Penzey’s condition? The mutation on the agarose gel showed the presence of a chimeric 11-?-hyroxylase gene which caused an overproduction of the enzyme aldosterone synthase. How is this enzyme involved in the function of ACTH, aldosterone and cortisol? How do these hormones affect the homeostasis of blood pressure?

What do you think his condition might be?

Assignment Expectations

Answer each question using complete sentences that relate back to the question. Be sure to include a reference section at the end of your assignment that lists the sources that you were required to read and any additional resources you used to research your answers. Use APA formatting for your sources.

For any additional research you are required to do to complete your assignment, please use scholarly references such as a peer-reviewed journal article or a government-sponsored or university-sponsored website. As you read, take notes from them and then write your paper in your own words, describing what you have learned from your research. Direct quotes should be limited and must be designated by quotation marks. Paraphrased ideas must give credit to the original author, for example (Murray, 2014). Direct copying from “homework help” websites will not receive credit.

SLP

Stress and the Cardiovascular, Digestive and Reproductive Systems

Stress Effects on the Digestive System

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Review the tutorials and links on your Home page to better develop the foundation you will need to complete this final SLP assignment.

Do some research to further understand the terms enteric nervous system and microbiome. Then read the article:

Wolkin, J. (2015). Meet Your Second Brain: The Gut. Accessed at http://www.mindful.org/meet-your-second-brain-the-gut/ on August 11. 2016.

SLP Instructions:

Do a Google search for images of the nervous and digestive system. Be sure to include the citations for your images with the references-cited slide (slide 10). Develop a 10-slide PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following questions regarding the stress response and digestive function:

Slides 1–3: Include a title slide with your name, course number (ANT100) and date. Provide an overview of how the nervous system communicates with the digestive system. Demonstrate the gut-brain connection using labeled images from the highest order of the nervous system (central nervous system) to the point of digestive system connection at the enteric nervous system. Use another slide to demonstrate a close-up view of gut innervation by the nervous system. Discuss the unique role of the enteric nervous system in maintaining homeostasis.

Slides 4–7: Conduct an image search for “microbiome-gut-brain axis”. Copy and paste your image and summarize what is occurring. Discuss how enteric microbiota influence the development and function of the enteric nervous system. Use additional slide to discuss the role of the immune system.

Slides 8 and 9: Research one disease/disorder that may be caused by disruptions in the gut-brain axis. Summarize your information using bullet points. Paste any relevant image(s) to support your chosen disease.

Slide 10: References cited.

SLP Assignment Expectations

For this SLP assignment, you will develop a PowerPoint presentation that is approximately 10 slides in length and addresses the requirements outlined above. Place the text containing the answers to the questions above in the slide area of the PowerPoint or you may use the notes section as well if needed. Your slides should contain labeled images that illustrate the text that you included within your PowerPoint. Use APA formatting to cite any sources used and include a reference section at the end of your presentation that lists the sources that you were required to read and any additional resources you used to research your answers.