A01 Frog Prep

This lesson includes detailed instructions for the frog preparation procedures necessary for BSL PRO lessons A02, A03, and A04.

Experimental Objectives

To become familiar with the procedure for preparing the frog gastrocnemius muscle and its sciatic nerve (pithing, skin removal, muscle, and nerve isolation) in order to complete subsequent lessons with the following objectives.

Tasks Performed by the Student

  • Pith the frog
  • Remove the skin
  • Isolate the sciatic nerve and attach it to the transducer
  • Isolate the gastrocnemius muscle and attach it to the transducer
  • Dissect the sciatic nerve


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Lesson Hardware

This lesson requires a Biopac Student Lab (BSL) System and the following hardware. If your BSL System does not include all hardware items, expand your system by selecting required items below. For more details, review the Lesson: L# BSL Lessons - see the Lab Manual or launch BSL; A# and H# BSL PRO Lessons, click the PDF link above to review full setup, recording, and analysis procedures.

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