Welcome to my blog on ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY!

I will be posting material pertaining to animal physiology with emphasis on data obtained in my laboratory.  Recently, I have given particular attention to my experiments on synaptic efficacy or short-term synaptic plasticity.  My experiments have been performed on the frog neuromuscular junction.  Instead of an electrophysiological approach to this work, I have used an […]

SHORT-TERM SYNAPTIC PLASTICITY AT THE FROG NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION: AN INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLGICAL STUDY

Rich Manalis, Adjunct Professor of Biology, Goshen College My research pertains to an integrative physiological approach to the study of SHORT-TERM SYNAPTIC EFFICACY using the frog sciatic nerve/gastrocnemius preparation.  The essence of my findings is illustrated in the following graph: In the above graph, the sciatic nerve was stimulated five times with identical dual-pulses; each […]