In this exercise, students will pith a frog, stimulate the sciatic nerve, and prepare and operate recording equipment for studying the contraction of the gastrocnemius muscle with the stimulating electrodes first in the muscle, then under the sciatic nerve, the difference between the threshold voltages required at these two. This is a frog skeletal muscle experiment that is designed to allow you to observe and measure the effects of direct electrical stimulation on an isolated skeletal muscle students used the gastrocnemius muscle, and extensor muscle in the lower hind limb of the frog. Abstract continuous activity of isolated frog gastrocnemius muscle fibres pro- voked by repetitive stimulation of 5 hz was used as an experimental model for fatigue development in different fibre types parameter changes of the elicited in- tracellular action potentials and mechanical twitches during the period of uninter. In this laboratory exercise, several of the contractile properties of skeletal muscle will be investigated in the gastrocnemius (calf) muscle of the frog this muscle is innervated by the tibial nerve, one of the two main branches of the sciatic nerve we will study muscle excitability and contractility in an isolated preparation of the. Am j physiol 1995 dec269(6 pt 3):s42-9 investigative approach to frog gastrocnemius laboratory: potential impact on animal use in teaching laboratories welsford ig(1), flamm ae, barr j, fenton b, wright jr, kellerman lr author information: (1)department of biology, bradley university, peoria, illinois 61625, usa. Gastrocnemius muscle, also called leg triceps, large posterior muscle of the calf of the leg it originates at the back of the femur (thighbone) and patella (kneecap) and, joining the soleus (another muscle of the calf), is attached to the achilles tendon at the heel action of the gastrocnemius pulls the heel up and thus extends. Lab lt: frog leg muscle length-tension curve you will measure the length- tension curve of passive and active gastrocnemius muscle from small rana pipiens, the leopard frog background: the passive elastic properties of a muscle can be modelled as a nonlinear spring the force-tension curve becomes exponentially. Abstract objective: to investigate the water extract from radix (flemingia philippinensis merr et rolfe decoction) effect of sciatic nerve gastrocnemius muscle characteristics of isolated frog methods: the dissected lesion of sciatic nerve gastrocnemius muscle was infused with 09% saline, 0125g / ml, 025g / ml, 05g.
Life sci 199046(24):1747-53 electromagnetic stimulation blocks isometric twitch contraction in the frog sciatic nerve-gastrocnemius muscle preparation wali fa(1) author information: (1)anaesthetics unit, london hospital medical college, whitechapel, uk the effect of electromagnetic stimulation (ems) on nerve. From an untreated frog a rate of about thirty shocks per second is required to produce complete tetanus in a previously unstimu- lated frog gastrocnemius in the present work a rate of six per second has been used and we believe this rate is sufficiently slow to indicate a marked change in relaxation time when it produces. Myothermic experiments on frog's gastrocnemius 267 plate 33 fig 13— symptoms of the xvirus upon datura in this case the disease caused was ver severe fig 14—primary symptoms of the y virus upon potato president note the streaks along the veins on the underside of the leaf these symptoms are followed by a.
The above refers only to the gastrocnemius of the frog the employment ofa restinginitial tension of 20 grammes had a further advantage in that it appeared nost favourable to the development of contractile stress in muscle when excited through its nerve having settledon a favourable resting tension, the main object of the. Frog gastrocnemius muscles are studied, and a multi-model identification presented a transfer function is here defined with few parameters to simulate striated muscle (gastroctnemius) behaviour, for inclusion in a future real-time salamander computer model a two-model structure permits description of both contraction. 4) was similar to that observed in frog sartorius muscle (heglund and cavagna, 1987) and rat medial gastrocnemius (de haan et al, 1989), despite large differences between the studies in the stimulation protocol and the ratio between work required to stretch the muscle and work done during subsequent shortening.
Abstract: in this article, frog gastrocnemius muscles are studied, and a multi- model identification presented a transfer function is defined with few parameters to simulate striated muscle (gastroctnemius) behaviour, for inclusion in a future real-time salamander computer model a two-model structure permits description. Experimental objectives to record the twitch threshold, maximal twitch response , summation, tetanus and fatigue for frog skeletal muscle and its motor nerve examine the effects of the length of the sarcomere on the force of contraction observe how the ph of the muscle changes as it becomes fatigued. Kositsky, adam the effects of cold water immersion on medial gastrocnemius muscle gastrocnemius (mg) and neuromuscular performance change after exhaustive stretch- shortening cycle (ssc) exercise in the frog, the plantaris longus has been suggested to be a main site for this to occur (astley.
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The virtual frog classes consist of recordings made from frog (rana temporaria) isolated sciatic nerve and gastrocnemius muscle preparations during undergraduate practical classes held in 1992 the tissue responses were digitised and recorded in computer data files these data have subsequently been used to allow. Threshold for this particular muscle was 150mv. During this lab, each group students will be provided with a frog gastrocnemius muscle or a wrist extensor muscle, a powerlab computer setup including a force transducer (also known as a strain gauge), ringstand, clamps, micromanipulators, dissecting tools, pin electrodes for stimulation, and 09% saline. With tetanus toxin b, one group intramuscularly in the right gastrocnemius muscle , and the other via the dorsal lymph sac each group was divided into six subgroups, which received doses of toxin as shown in table 7 the volume of toxin solution given to each frog was the same (01 ml) and they were all kept at 25 after.