Lab #10: Digestive System
Amylase is a salivary enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates as it hydrolyzes
polysaccharides into disaccharides.
Pepsin breaks down proteins to small protein fragments (peptides) made up of small
amino acid chains.
Lab #1: Cell Transport Mechanisms and Permeability
In passive transport, molecules move freely across the membrane, depending on the
composition of the membrane that determines its permeability.
This mechanism is different from active transp
Lab #9: Endocrine System Physiology
Metabolic rate (mL O2/kg/hr)
Metabolic rate is directly proportional to the amount of oxygen consumption.
Metabolic rate is indirectly proportional to weight.
TSH is an anterior pituitary gland hormone that
Lab #8: Respiratory System Mechanics
Tidal volume represents the volume of a lung that is inhaled or exhaled with no extra
energy applied and unconsciously; around 500 mL is inhaled/exhaled.
Expiratory reserve volume is the maximal volume of
Lab #6: Cardiovascular Dynamics
Poiseuilles Law states that
Q = flow in the system
P = pressure difference between the arterial & venous end of the vessel
r = radius of the blood vessel; only a small change in radius is required to
Lab #5: Cardiovascular Physiology
Skeletal muscle is regulated by central nervous system, thus it is voluntarily
controlled. It is made up of myocytes, and it is responsible for most of muscle
movements and behaviors.
Smooth muscle is regulat
Lab #4: Neurophysiology of the Nerve Impulse
Membrane potential, which ranges from -60 to -90 mv, is a difference of electrical
charges in and out of membrane; inside of the membrane is relatively negative to the
outside of the membrane.
Lab #3: Skeletal Muscle Physiology
Oscilloscope is a tool that observes changes of electric quantity (voltage or current).
In this lab, skeletal muscle is stimulated in various experiments, and oscilloscope
records the effects of the stimuli.
Lab #2: Facilitated Diffusion/Osmosis/Active Transport
Facilitated diffusion, osmosis, and filtration are forms of passive transport.
Facilitated diffusion, also known as carrier-mediated transport, occurs through
integral proteins in plasma