Human Biology Interdisciplinary Study Quiz
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Human Biology Interdisciplinary Study Quiz

Test your knowledge of the interdisciplinary area of human biology which examines humans through the influences of genetics, evolution, anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and more.

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Questions and Answers

What term describes the interdisciplinary study of humans through various fields such as genetics, evolution, and anatomy?

Human biology

Who is credited with phrasing the term 'human biology' to describe a separate subsection apart from biology?

Raymond Pearl

What serves as the basis for many undergraduate university degrees and modules in human biology?

The human body as a type organism for Mammalia

Which system do humans have to provide sensory information and operate and coordinate muscular activity?

<p>Nervous system</p> Signup and view all the answers

What aspect of the reproductive system is mentioned in the text as a characteristic of humans?

<p>Bearing live young and producing milk</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the central nervous system (CNS) primarily consist of?

<p>Brain and spinal cord</p> Signup and view all the answers

In which animals do precursor structures of a true brain exist?

<p>Onychophorans, gastropods, and lancelets</p> Signup and view all the answers

What provides a barrier to chemicals dissolved in the blood, protecting the brain from most neurotoxins commonly found in food?

<p>Meninges</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where is the brain housed in vertebrates?

<p>Cranial cavity within the skull</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where is the spinal cord housed in vertebrates?

<p>Spinal canal within the vertebrae</p> Signup and view all the answers

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