Ph.I.L.S. 4.0 Student Access Card

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2012-01-05
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Ph.I.L.S. 4.0 is the perfect way to reinforce key physiology concepts with powerful lab experiments. Created by Dr. Phil Stephens at Villanova University, this program offers 42 laboratory simulations that may be used to supplement or substitute for wet labs. All 42 labs are self-contained experiments—no lengthy instruction manual required. Users can adjust variables, view outcomes, make predictions, draw conclusions, and print lab reports. This easy-to-use software offers the flexibility to change the parameters of the lab experiment. There are no limits!

Table of Contents

Osmosis and Diffusion

1. Varying Extracellular Concentration


2. Size and Basal Metabolic Rate

3. Respiratory Quotient

4. Cyanide and Electron Transport

Skeletal Muscle Function

5. Stimulus-Dependent Force Generation

6. Weight & Contraction

7. The Length-Tension Relationship

8. Principles of Summation and Tetanus

9. EMG and Twitch Amplitude

Resting Potentials

10. Resting Potential and External [K+]

11. Resting Potential and External [Na+]

Action Potentials

12. The Compound Action Potential

13. Conduction Velocity and Temperature

14. Refractory Periods

15. Measuring Ion Currents

Synaptic Potentials

16. Facilitation & Depression

17. Temporal Summation of EPSPs

18. Spatial Summation of EPSPs

Endocrine Function

19. Thyroid Gland and Metabolic Rate

20. Insulin and Glucose Tolerance

Frog Heart Function

21. Thermal and Chemical Effects

22. Refractory Period of the Heart

23. Starling's Law of the Heart

24. Heart Block

ECG and Heart Function

25. ECG and Exercise

26. The Meaning of Heart Sounds

27. ECG and Finger Pulse

28. Electrical Axis of the Heart

29. ECG and Heart Block

30. Abnormal ECGs


31. Cooling and Peripheral Blood Flow

32. Blood Pressure and Gravity

33. Blood Pressure and Body Position


34. pH & Hb-Oxygen Binding

35. DPG & Hb-Oxygen Binding

36. Blood Typing


37. Altering Body Position

38. Altering Airway Volume

39. Exercise-Induced Changes

40. Deep Breathing and Cardiac Function


41. Glucose Transport

Human Kidney Function

42. Anti-Diuretic Hormone

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