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Frog Heart

Synopsis
Simulates a number of experiments which can be performed on the heart of a pithed frog to illustrate some important characteristics of heart function. As such it provides a cheap, practical alternative to the use of animals in the physiology laboratory. Produces high-resolution simulations of the frog heartbeat which are displayed on a scrolling screen to simulate a chart recorder. Includes tension and timescales so that measurement of the heart rate and force of contraction can be taken directly from the monitor screen. Traces can be ‘frozen’ to facilitate measurement and hard-copy printouts can be obtained. Experiments included are: effects of adrenaline and acetyl choline, temperature, stannius ligatures, and extra-systole/compensatory pause.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Computer program. PC DOS, BBC, Nimbus versions.
Year of production
1987
Availability
Sale; 1996 sale: £120.00 (inclusive) (PC multi-user)
Documentation
Accompanying manual and tutor’s guide.
Uses
A-level students in biology/human biology; colleges and institutes of further education.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
frogs; heart; laboratory experiments; physiology - animal; simulations

Credits

Writer
Alan Williams; David Dewhurst; Guy Brown

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM

Production Company

Name

PAVIC Publications

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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