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More juxtapositions

July 18, 2014

I have a soft spot for oddly juxtaposed teaching materials, e.g., a handout covering both lab-grown meat and the structure of the song “Hound Dog.”

Here are some strange bedfellows that appeared in animal physiology this spring and summer.

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Above: two ways to convey the idea that most sodium ions (chemical symbol Na+) is outside cells rather than inside.

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Above: Clostridium botulinum toxin, an inhibitor of the salt glands of marine birds … and the facial muscles of wealthy humans.

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Above: In retrospect, this illustration of the importance of blood pressure regulation may have been too oblique.

One comment

  1. […] a follow-up to the summer’s odd teaching slides, here are some new examples fresh from this fall’s Anatomy & Physiology course (BIOL […]



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