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Lab 4 Memo - Brian Kronstedt and Cam Melton BE 310 Lab 4...

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Brian Kronstedt and Cam Melton BE 310 Lab 4 Measurement of Compound Action Potentials from the Frog Sciatic Nerve
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Introduction The purpose of this lab was to examine the functionality of nerves, and the effects of varying stimulation intensity and temperature on action potentials. Throughout this lab we conducted our experiments on the Sciatic nerve, found in the leg of a frog. We started by applying several voltages to the nerve and collecting data via the computer. Moreover, we varied the temperature of the nerve to see what effect, if any, this would have on our data. By the end of this lab, we were able to determine the effect these conditions would have on nerve function. Methods We began this lab by dissecting a frog, and removing the Sciatic nerve from the leg. We then used a specially designed nerve recording chamber that was connected to a power source and a computer. Using this set-up, we then applied several different voltages to the nerve, so that we could examine how the shape of the action potential was
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course BE 310 taught by Professor Ahmed during the Spring '08 term at Rose-Hulman.

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Lab 4 Memo - Brian Kronstedt and Cam Melton BE 310 Lab 4...

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