Ileum - Isolated Guinea Pig Ileum Simulator

Producer: Biosoft

Ileum accurately simulates laboratory experiments which investigate the effects of drugs on the in vitro guinea pig ileum. Drugs available include: 12 familiar agonists, which will contract the muscle (acetylcholine, carbachol, angiotensin, histamine, potassium chloride, tetramethylammonium, furmethide, methacholine, vasopressin, barium chloride, hexyltrimethylammonium, dimethylphenylpiperazinium), and 6 antagonists/blockers (atropine, hexamethonium, papaverine, mepyramine, lignocaine, eserine). It is possible to mimic experiments to identify an unknown compound. Random elements are incorporated in Ileum to simulate the inherent biological variability in the response to the same dose of agonist. Ileum can be used quantitatively or qualitatively and a permanent record of results is produced in the form of a ‘chart trace’ on screen, which can be printed out and measured and analysed in the usual way.


Year of production: 1998
Medium: 3.5" disk; CD-ROM
System requirements: Windows (all versions)
Price: US$99.00 / £49.00 / €99.00; free demo downloadable from website