PhysioEx 9.0


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Exercise 1: Cell Transport Mechanisms and Permeability


Activity 1: Simulating Dialysis (Simple Diffusion)

Activity 2: Simulated Facilitated Diffusion

Activity 3: Simulating Osmotic Pressure

Activity 4: Simulating Filtration

Activity 5: Simulating Active Transport


Exercise 2: Skeletal Muscle Physiology


Activity 1: The Muscle Twitch and the Latent Period

Activity 2: The Effect of Stimulus Voltage on Skeletal Muscle Contraction

Activity 3: The Effect of Stimulus Frequency on Skeletal Muscle Contraction

Activity 4: Tetanus in Isolated Skeletal Muscle

Activity 5: Fatigue in Isolated Skeletal Muscle

Activity 6: The Skeletal Muscle Length-Tension Relationship

Activity 7: Isotonic Contractions and the Load-Velocity Relationship


Exercise 3: Neurophysiology of Nerve Impulses


Activity 1: The Resting Membrane Potential

Activity 2: Receptor Potential

Activity 3: The Action Potential: Threshold

Activity 4: The Action Potential: Importance of Voltage-Gated Na+ channels

Activity 5: The Action Potential: Measuring Its Absolute and Relative Refractory Periods

Activity 6: The Action Potential: Coding for Stimulus Intensity

Activity 7: The Action Potential: Conduction Velocity

Activity 8: Chemical Synaptic Transmission and Neurotransmitter Release

Activity 9: The Action Potential: Putting It All Together


Exercise 4: Endocrine System Physiology


Activity 1: Metabolism and Thyroid Hormone

Activity 2: Plasma Glucose, Insulin, and Diabetes Mellitus

Activity 3: Hormone Replacement Therapy

Activity 4: Measuring Cortisol and Adrenocorticotropic Hormone


Exercise 5: Cardiovascular Dynamics


Activity 1: Studying the Effect of Blood Vessel Radius on Blood Flow Rate

Activity 2: Studying the Effect of Blood Viscosity on Blood Flow Rate

Activity 3: Studying the Effect of Blood Vessel Length on Blood Flow Rate

Activity 4: Studying the Effect of Blood Pressure on Blood Flow Rate

Activity 5: Compensation: Studying the Effect of Blood Vessel Radius on Pump Activity

Activity 6: Studying the Effect of Stroke Volume on Pump Activity

Activity 7: Compensation in Pathological Cardiovascular Conditions


Exercise 6: Cardiovascular Physiology


Activity 1: Investigating the Refractory Period of Cardiac Muscle

Activity 2: Examining the Effect of Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Activity 3: Examining the Effect of Temperature on Heart Rate

Activity 4: Examining the Effects of Chemical Modifiers on Heart Rate

Activity 5: Examining the Effects of Various Ions on Heart Rate


Exercise 7: Respiratory System Mechanics


Activity 1: Measuring Respiratory Volumes and Calculating Capacities

Activity 2: Comparative Spirometry

Activity 3: Effect of Surfactant and Intrapleural Pressure on Respiration


Exercise 8: Chemical and Physical Processes of Digestion


Activity 1: Assessing Starch Digestion by Salivary Amylase

Activity 2: Exploring Amylase Substrate Specificity

Activity 3: Assessing Pepsin Digestion of Protein

Activity 4: Assessing Lipase Digestion of Fat


Exercise 9: Renal System Physiology


Activity 1: Renal System Physiology

Activity 2: The Effect of Pressure on Glomerular Filtration

Activity 3: Renal Response to Altered Blood Pressure

Activity 4: Solute Gradients and Their Impact on Urine Concentration

Activity 5: Reabsorption of Glucose via Carrier Proteins

Activity 6: The Effect of Hormones on Urine Formation


Exercise 10: Acid-Base Balance


Activity 1: Hyperventilation

Activity 2: Rebreathing

Activity 3: Renal Responses to Respiratory Acidosis and Respiratory Alkalosis

Activity 4: Respiratory Responses to Metabolic Acidosis and Metabolic Alkalosis


Exercise 11: Blood Analysis


Activity 1: Hematocrit Determination

Activity 2: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Activity 3: Hemoglobin Determination

Activity 4: Blood Typing

Activity 5: Blood Cholesterol


Exercise 12: Serological Testing


Activity 1: Using Direct Fluorescent Antibody Technique to Test for Chlamydia

Activity 2: Comparing Samples with Ouchterlony Double Diffusion

Activity 3: Indirect Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Activity 4: Western Blotting Technique


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