Whether you’ve been studying for months or are just starting to think about the MCAT, you’ll notice one thing: the new test contains SO much biology! In fact, bio is the only science subject that appears on all three science sections of the MCAT.
From the differences between aldosterone and ADH to representative Hardy-Weinberg questions to embryonic development, this subject will get you the content knowledge needed for a top score – faster than any other study method out there.
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Not only does the MCAT require a basic knowledge of respiratory function, but it also constantly relates it to other systems through concepts like the bicarbonate buffer, hemoglobin’s affinity for oxygen, and the immune role of the respiratory tract. Use these cards to master the respiratory system, as well as skin and other epithelial tissue types.
From the neuromuscular junction to the role of calcium in smooth muscle contraction, use these cards to master the muscular and skeletal systems as they appear on the MCAT.
From pepsin and trypsin to the role of lacteals, use these cards to master the digestive system as tested on the Biological & Biochemical Foundations section of the MCAT.
Always a favorite of MCAT test-makers, the excretory system can also be a major source of confusion. Use these cards to master filtration, reabsorption, and secretion, as well as hormone involvement and the complexity of the loop of Henle.
With the new MCAT’s increased focus on biology, understanding the circulatory system has become especially important. Use these cards to master MCAT favorites like the blood buffer and the Bohr effect, as they appear on the Biological & Biochemical Foundations section.
Having trouble remembering the difference between directional and disruptive natural selection? Can’t quite recall the definition of genetic drift? Use these cards to master evolution as tested on the Biological & Biochemical Foundations section of the MCAT.
DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis is a major topic in both biology and biochemistry. With these cards, you can master the content knowledge required to attack a complicated question or understand a dense experiment-based passage.
With the biological focus of the new MCAT, an understanding of eukaryotic cells is especially vital. Use these cards to familiarize yourself with microtubules and microfilaments, the phases of mitosis, and the various types of membrane transport. For enhanced practice, think about how these concepts relate to real-life topics like cancer and human aging.
What’s the difference between conjugation, transformation, and transduction? What does it mean when we say that prokaryotes are polycistronic? Master these topics and much more, and gain that confidence you need for the Biological & Biochemical Foundations section of the MCAT.
Topics like action potentials and the difference between sympathetic and parasympathetic activity are constant favorites of the MCAT test-makers. Use these cards to master these concepts as they are tested on the Biological & Biochemical Foundations section.
The MCAT requires an in-depth understanding of hormones, from the difference between peptides and steroids to their effects on other organ systems. Use these cards to master endocrine organs, specific hormones, and the complex interactions involved.
Antibodies, antigens, macrophages, monocytes, neutrophils…the immune system is complicated, but understanding its components is essential for many MCAT questions and passages. This deck covers all of these topics, as well complex concepts like clonal selection and blood transfusions. Use these cards to master the lymphatic and immune systems as tested on the MCAT.
What’s the difference between pluripotent, totipotent, and multipotent? How can you relate a spermatogonium, a primary spermatocyte, and a spermatid? Use these cards to see how all of these topics connect, and you can master reproduction and development as tested on the MCAT.
Feeling a bit rusty with the Hardy-Weinberg equation? Having trouble remembering the difference between incomplete dominance and codominance? Use these cards to master Mendelian genetics as it appears on the Biological & Biochemical Foundations section.