Neural Toxins and Poisons
From Nelson Thornes, these activities encourage students to investigate nervous transmission by considering the effects of various toxins and poisons on the nervous system. These include botulinum toxin (Clostridium botulinum), tetanospasmin (Clostridium tetani), tetradotoxin (pufferfish) and atropine (Deadly Nightshade).
In doing so, students refresh their knowledge and understanding of neurone structure and synapses.
These biology resources are aimed at A2 level students. They are aimed at the AQA specifications but can be used with other courses.
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