Lab3 - reflexes

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Lab 3: Human Reflexes
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Last Lab: You should now understand: The anatomical structures of motor nerves and skeletal muscle The excitation-contraction coupling process The role of calcium in skeletal muscle contraction The definition of a motor unit  Motor unit recruitment, spatial summation, the relationship of  voltage and force, threshold, and graded response Temporal summation, the relationship of frequency and force,  and tetany The role of acetylcholine and the definition of competitive  inhibition How direct stimulation works, and how this compares to neural  stimulation  
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Purpose of the lab  To define a reflex To understand the components of a reflex arc To evaluate two common human reflexes To understand monosynaptic vs polysynaptic reflexes To understand factors modulating the responses
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Definitions What is a reflex? A reflex is an innate, subconscious, automatic, 
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course NPB 101L taught by Professor Goldberg during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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