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Chapter-11 Effect of Drugs on Frog Heart

BOOK TITLE: Practical Manual of Pharmacology for Medical Students

Author
1. Badyal Dinesh
ISBN
9789352702411
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18065_12
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
1. Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Chapter keywords
Adrenergic drug, cholinergic drug, starling heart lever, dissected frog, frog heart contraction, sinus venosus

Abstract

This chapter basically talks about the effect of drugs on frog heart. Many drugs act on the heart. Adrenergic and cholinergic drugs produce opposite effects on it. These drugs act through their respective receptors. Some drugs act directly on the heart. This experiment demonstrates the effects of a drugs and ions (agonists, antagonists, calcium and potassium) on the frog heart. These days LCD projectors are available in which you can project only a part of computer screen. This type of projector, it is very easy to use these softwares for examination purpose. On your projector screen everything is visible including name of drugs, but you can project only recording showing effect. Requirements, procedure, solutions, procedure to inject drugs, and objectives are also provided in this chapter. Two tables and five figures are also provided in this chapter, which are very helpful for students or readers.

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