Materials Needed

For Procedure A—Sense of Smell (Olfaction) textbook set of substances in stoppered bottles:

cinnamon, sage, vanilla, garlic powder, oil of clove, oil of wintergreen, and perfume

For Procedure B—Sense of Taste (Gustation)

textbook paper cups (small) cotton swabs (sterile; disposable) 5% sucrose solution 5% NaCl solution

1% acetic acid or unsweetened lemon juice 0.5% quinine sulfate solution or 0.1% Epsom salt solution

For Demonstrations:

compound microscope prepared microscope slides of olfactory epithelium and of taste buds

For Optional Activity:

pieces of apple, potato, carrot, and onion

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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