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A17 Frog Heart Intracellular Action Potentials

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This BSL PRO lesson examines and records action potential from cardiac tissue in an amphibian. The lesson procedure and template were developed for BSL 4.0.1 or above.

Experimental Objectives

  1. To make an intracellular electrical recording in cardiac tissue.
  2. To observe and understand the electrical properties of myocardial cells in the vertebrate heart.
  3. To develop an understanding of the ionic basis of the electrical signals in cardiac tissue.
  4. To study the effects of pharmacological probes on the cardiac action potential.

Tasks Performed by the Student

Videos

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Student Prep & Distance Learning

Click the link(s) below for sample data and/or lesson procedure video(s), BSL PRO Lesson procedures (PDF) for human lessons*, and graph template files (*.gtl) for BSL PRO Lessons. If more than one .gtl is available, download the .gtl with the _suffix to match BSL version and hardware.

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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