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Nerve Biophysical Tutorials

Synopsis
An interactive computer tutorial package for teaching the principles of nerve biophysics and based on a series of well-documented experiments on the squid giant axon preparation, which illustrate some of the important biophysical principles of nerve function. Examines the resting potential (factors influencing the movement of ions across membranes, ion channels, diffusion potentials, use of the Nernst and Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz equations to model the resting membrane potential), the action potential (changes in membrane conductance that give rise to the action potential, phases of the action potential, threshold of excitation, refractory period), and propagation of the action potential (local circuit theory, saltatory conduction, factors affecting conduction velocity, e.g. axon diameter, myelination).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Computer program. Floppy disk. PC DOS version only.
Year of production
1991
Availability
Sale; 1997 sale: £120.00 (inclusive) multi-user
Documentation
Accopmanying documentation.
Uses
1st-year undergraduate students in a range of biomedical courses.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
biophysics; laboratory experiments; nerve impulses; physiology - animal; squid giant axon

Credits

Writer
Alan Williams; David Dewhurst; Euan Brown

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM

Distributor

Name

Sheffield BioScience Programs

Web
http://www.sheffbp.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
0131-662 8225
Fax
0131-662 8225
Address
Flat 1, Salisbury Heights
31 Salisbury Road
Edinburgh EH16 5AA

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