Lab 10: Sensory and Simple Reflexes
1. Review the diagnostics of the pupil reflex from lecture and be
familiar with the outcomes from specific sensory and motor deficits
that can caused abnormal pupillary light responses.
Optic Nerve= sensory- relays info
Lab 7: Exercise
1. What is NEAT? What are some examples of NEAT?
NEAT is an acronym for Non-exercise activity thermogenesis. It is the energy
expended for everything we do that is not sleeping, eating, or sports-like
exercise. It ranges from the energy ex
Lab 3: Respiration
1. Review the features of restricted and obstructive pulmonary disease on
a spirometer test. Be able to apply these to clinical cases (i.e. how is
FEV1/FVC ratio affected by each condition).
Restrictive lung disease is characterized by
Lab 8: Renal
1. In class we tested several conditions of varying sodium with the
intention of seeing differences in urine solute concentration and
a. What is the common measurement to assess urine solute
concentration that we did in class? (i.
Lab 4: EMG
1. Review the types of motor unit recruitment. Think about the effect of
recruitment on muscle fiber action potentials as well as the total measured
Spatial recruitment- altering the total number of motor units that are firing and b
Lab 6: Dive Response and Cold Pressor Test
1. Review the expected effects on blood pressure, heart rate, limb
blood flow, and branch of the autonomic nervous system for both the
dive response and cold pressor test.
As a result of increased parasympathetic
Lab 1: Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and Heart rate variability
1. What is respiratory sinus arrhythmia?
RSA refers to the naturally occurring synchronous fluctuations in heart rate that
are linked to respiration.
a. Explain how the pulse changes during in
Lab 5: Blood Pressure
1. Describe how arterial pressures vary across the body (ie, heart level vs
toe level) while lying versus while standing. Use the in-class experiment of
heart level vs toe pressures as an example of hydrostatic column effects.
Lab 2: ECG
1. Why do Lead I, II, and III tracing look different? Explain the basic rules
of depolarization and electrode placement (SEE LECTURE) including how
positive and negative electrode placement determines the outcome.
In a healthy individual, an AP
Endocrine: Glucose and insulin measurements (100 pts)
1. A. What changes, if any, in peak glucose levels did you hypothesize there to be
among each meal group? (2.5pts)
The highest glucose level achieved post-meal would be present in pop-tarts and
1. Be familiar with the following statistical tests, including being able to
decide what the appropriate test would be for an example set of data:
(information of these is found in lecture slides on Angel; you can see
what tests we did each wee
Lab 7: Exercise Physiology Weekly Assignment (FS13) 100pts
1. Metabolic Rate and Exercise:
A. Describe the differences you observed in tidal volume and respiratory rate for
seated and still, seated and moving, standing and still, standing and moving,