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Squid Axon

Synopsis
A computer simulation of the isolated giant axon of the squid to investigate the biophysical properties of nerve. Describes the preparation, apparatus used to record the resting potential of the axon and the techniques of current and voltage clamping. May be used to investigate the resting and action potential. Students may design experimental protocols that allow them to perform current clamp and voltage clamp experiments. Results are derived from widely accepted algorithms and displayed on a simulated oscilloscope screen.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Computer program. Floppy disk. PC DOS version only.
Year of production
1989
Availability
Sale; 1997 sale: £120.00 (inclusive) multi-user
Documentation
Accompanying user’s manual and tutor’s notes.
Uses
2nd- and 3rd-year undergraduate physiology.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
biophysics; laboratory experiments; nerves; physiology - animal; squid giant axon

Credits

Writer
Alan Williams; David Dewhurst; Euan Brown

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM
Price
£120.00
Availability
Sale
Year
2014

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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