Lab 1: Fundamental Physiological Principles


Chapter 1

The first week of lab offers an overview on the lab itself as well as a review of unit conversions, unit measurements (length, temperature, volume, etc.), concentration of solutions in percent (%) solution and molar, acid-base balance and buffer systems.

Topics to Review Before Lab:

  • Basic units for length, volume, weight, temperature, pressure, energy, work and power conversions, concentration of solutions
  • Formulas for percent (%) solutions, molar (M) solutions, osmolar (Osm) solutions and converting one measurement to another
  • Definitions of an acid, base and buffer
  • pH scale