Laboratory demonstration of vascular smooth muscle function using rat aortic ring segments.

@article{Gonzales2000LaboratoryDO,
  title={Laboratory demonstration of vascular smooth muscle function using rat aortic ring segments.},
  author={Rayna J. Gonzales and R. W. Carter and Nancy Lapp Kanagy},
  journal={Advances in physiology education},
  year={2000},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={13-21}
}
This laboratory exercise uses a simple preparation and a straightforward protocol to illustrate many of the basic principles of vascular biology covered in an introductory physiology course. The design of this laboratory allows students to actively participate in an exercise demonstrating the regulation of arterial tone by endothelial and extrinsic factors. In addition, this hands-on laboratory allows students to gather data using well-known basic biomedical research techniques. Specifically… CONTINUE READING