Experimental and Applied Physiology Laboratory Manual, Eighth Edition, is a comprehensive, stand-alone laboratory manual for the one-semester physiology course taught at the undergraduate level. It can accompany any physiology textbook on the market, and reinforces those principles that are fundamental to all courses on physiology. The strengths of this lab manual are its emphasis on hands-on experiments, a practical balance of background information, and clear procedural instructions.
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About the Author
Richard D. Pflanzer teaches at three schools: Purdue University School of Medicine, Indiana University of Medicine, and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. He is well known within the ranks of physiologists, with not only his lab manual to his credit, but also a higher-level physiology text (with Saunders).
Table of Contents
1 Metrics, Measurements, Computations2 Bioinstrumentation3 Compound Light Microscopy4 Physical Processes of Biological Importance5 Neural Control of Skeletal Muscle6 Contractility of Skeletal Muscle I: The Twitch and Motor Unit Recruitment7 Contractility of Skeletal Muscle II: Mechanical Summation, Contracture, Tetanus, and Fatigue8 Contractility of Skeletal Muscle III: Isotonic Contraction and Initial Length versus Work9 Electromyography and Dynamometry10 Neuromuscular Reflexes of the Spinal Cord and Brain Stem11 Somatic Sensation12 Cranial Nerves: Assessment of Functions13 Visual Acuity, Accommodation, Peripheral Vision, Color Vision, and Ophthalmoscopy14 Hearing and Equilibrium15 Electroencephalography I: Relaxation and Brain Rhythms16 Electroencephalography II: Occipital Lobe Alpha Rhythms17 Blood Cells and Blood Types18 Red Blood Cell Count19 Hemoglobin Content, Hematocrit, and Red Cell Indices20 Hemostasis: The Platelet Count, Bleeding Time, and Coagulation Time21 White Blood Cell Count22 Microcirculation23 The Cardiac Cycle24 Heart Sounds, Pulse Rate, and Systemic Blood Pressure25 Plethysmography and the Peripheral Pressure Pulse26 Electrical Activity of the Heart: The Electrocardiogram27 Electrical Activity of the Heart: Vectorcardiography28 The Respiratory Cycle29 Pulmonary Function Tests: Volumes and Capacities30 Pulmonary Function Tests: Forced Expiratory Volume and Maximal Voluntary Ventilation31 Analysis of Urine32 Digestion33 Metabolic Rates: Indirect Calorimetry34 Maintenance and Regulation of Body Temperature35 Glucose Tolerance
Appendix A Preparation of Agar Plates and Pipettes
Appendix B Preparation of the Egg Osmometer
Appendix C Pithing the Frog
Appendix D Preparing the Freshwater Turtle for Heart Experiments
Appendix E Jones Pulmonor Disinfectant Procedure