Frog heart (Frog heart)
Owner/Developer: Sheffield Bioscience Programs
01 January 2008
An interactive, menu-driven and easy to use program which simulates a number of experiments which can be performed on the 'in situ' heart of a pithed frog. High-resolution simulations of contractions of the frog heart, derived from real data, are presented on a scrolling display to simulate a chart recorder. The trace may be paused to facilitate measurement of heart rate or to assess changes in the amplitude of atrial or ventricular contraction.
Computer assisted learning
Optional / Voluntary
Carrying out procedures on animals, Models of animals (e.g. mannequins, simulators, cadavers)
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
Other Amphibians (other Amphibia)
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Interpretation of a typical trace;
the effects of adrenaline;
the effects of acetylcholine (with physostigmine or atropine);
the effects of temperature;
electrical conduction through the heart (Stannius ligatures).
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