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Rat Blood Pressure

Synopsis
An interactive program simulating a range of experiments to demonstrate the effects of a variety of pharmacological agents/procedures on blood pressure and heart rate of the anaesthetised rat ‘in vivo’. Sections include Home Office Licence requirements, preparation (anaesthesia and anaesthetisation, cannulation of trachea, jugular vein and carotid artery), apparatus (equipment used to maintain body temperature record blood pressure and heart rate), measurements (how to take measurements from the display and how to calculate mean BP and pulse pressure) and experiments (typical data for 16 different experiments, including catecholamines, pressor agents, acetylcholine, ganglion stimulants, uptake-blockers, alpha-blockers, beta-blockers, adrenaline reversal, guanethidine, sympathetic nerve stimulation, depressor drugs, ganglion blockade, reserpine, pithing). Designed to support or replace laboratory classes.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Computer program. Floppy disk. PC Windows version only.
Year of production
1996
Availability
Sale; 1996 sale: £199.00 (inclusive) multi-user
Notes
Related article by David Dewhurst in ‘Alt-N’ No 17 (4/97) pp4,7.
Documentation
Accompanying documentation.
Uses
Undergraduate pharmacology.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
blood pressure; cardiovascular system; laboratory experiments; pharmacology; rats

Credits

Writer
Alan Williams; David Dewhurst; Ian Hughes

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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