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Smooth Muscle

In the Smooth Muscle Simulation, you will learn the basics of smooth muscle contraction. Will you be able to identify the cause of your intestinal discomfort?

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding smooth muscle characteristics
  • Understanding the autonomous nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) control of smooth muscle
  • Learning which neurotransmitters and receptors are involved in smooth muscle contraction
  • Learning to use the equipment and to interpret the results from the performed experiments

Techniques

  • Myography

About this Lab

In the Smooth Muscle Simulation, you will learn the basics of smooth muscle contraction to help you understand why your digestive process has been long and painful lately. You will perform different experiments using a piece of intestine from a rat, adding different neurotransmitters and drugs to understand how it is controlled by the nervous system. Will you be able to identify the cause of your intestinal discomfort?

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