CIRCSIM: A Teaching Exercise on Blood Pressure Regulation

Producer: Rush Medical College

This is a simulated experiment based on a model of the baroreceptor reflex loop (MacMan; Dickinson et al). Users are required to make predictions about the effects of each of 8 experiments on 7 cardiovascular parameters before obtaining the actual results. Prediction errors then serve as triggers for discussion of the physiology involved. 


Medium: 3.5" disk
System requirements: MS-DOS
Price: US$225.00; US$450.00 (CIRCSIM and GASP); US$500.00 (CIRCSIM, GASP, Cardiovascular Physiology Parts I & II)
Note: The newest versions of Windows no longer support this DOS product. The authors are in the process of revising some of their programs, as well as developing new ones. When these are ready, they will be available for free downloading from PERC’s website (

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