Experiments and Demonstration in Physiology
- List Price: $37.60
- Binding: Paperback
- Edition: 1
- Publisher: Pearson
- Publish date: 11/01/1997
Helping readers understand the relationship between physiology and their personal lives, this laboratory-based manual is designed to allow you to experience a variety of topics within the field of physiology and to develop essential skills used by scientists when conducting investigations -- such as observing phenomena, measuring objects, organizing information, recording and graphing data, and analyzing results. All exercises are interesting, enlightening and inexpensive (requiring only the simplest of common household equipment, such as string, rulers, and straws), and all provide opportunities for individual investigation.
Starts each major exercise section with 'Background and Terms' which discusses the specific areas to be studied in the exercises, (i.e., Exercise 5: Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology begins with an overview on hormones, feedback regulation of hormone secretion, thyroid hormone, cortisol, and testosterone). Contains a range of physiological exercises and experiments, including how our heart rate responds to sudden upright posture, the effects of direct and indirect heat on blood flow, calculating the force required to lift a given weight at a specific angle; and renal physiology -- the effects of exercise, low blood volume, dehydration and high salt diet on filtration. For physiologists and biologists.