General Physiology   [Archived Catalog]
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013]

PCB 3713C - General Physiology

This course includes the study of functional activities and interactions of cells, issue and organs with emphasis on respiration, excitation, transport phenomena and control mechanisms. The laboratory component of the course includes action potentials in neurons, mechanisms of skeletal, smooth, and cardiac muscle contraction, dose response effects of neurotransmitter administration, measurement of heart contractility and ECG components, mechanical aspects of respiration, and effects of animal size on oxygen consumption and temperature regulation.
Prerequisites: PCB 3103C, and either BSC 2086C or ZOO 3713C. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Degrees Offered: B.S.

Credit Hours:4. 
Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 4 laboratory hours.