Special Methods

Special Methods

Physical Techniques in Biological Research

1st Edition - January 1, 1962

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  • Editor: William L. Nastuk
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194905

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Physical Techniques in Biological Research, Volume IV: Special Methods presents the methods of determining body fluid volume. This book is composed of six chapters that discuss the techniques of vascular perfusion and evaluate the nature of the electrode reaction. It also demonstrates the certain characteristics of the oxygen cathode. Some of the topics covered in the book are the methods for pressure measurement; techniques in gas volume measurement; modes of gas flow measurement; applications of pressure, volume, and flow measurements; and procedures for gas analysis. Other chapters deal with the contents of perfusion media, the determination of extracellular fluid volume, and an analysis of the components of perfusion apparatus. Applications of ultrasonic fields to the study and alterations of biological systems are presented. The last chapter is devoted to the developments made in the use of flame photometry and its description. The book can provide useful information to doctors, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume

    Preface to Volume IV

    Contents of Volumes I, II, III, V, andD VI

    List of Abbreviations

    1. Determination of Body Fluid Volumes

    I. Introduction 1

    II. Determination of Blood Volume

    III. Determination of Extracellular Fluid Volume

    IV. Determination of Total Body Water

    List of Symbols and Abbreviations


    2. Techniques of Vascular Perfusion

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Physical and Physiological Principles

    III. Composition of Perfusion Media

    IV. Perfusion Apparatus Components

    V. Complete Perfusion Systems


    3. The Oxygen Cathode

    I. Introduction

    II. Nature of the Electrode Reaction

    III. Certain Characteristics of the Oxygen Cathode

    IV. Types of Oxygen Cathode

    V. Applications


    4. Some Physical Techniques Used in the Study of External Respiration

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods for Measuring Pressures

    III. Methods for Measuring Gas Volume

    IV. Methods for Measuring Gas Flow

    V. Some Applications of Pressure, Volume, and Flow Measurements

    VI. Methods of Analyzing Gases


    5. An Introduction to Flame Photometry and A Review of Recent Studies

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Principles

    III. Monochromators

    IV. Detectors and Measuring Systems

    V. Applications

    VI. Sources of Error

    VII. Internal Standards

    VIII. Some Recent Developments


    6. Ultrasound: Analysis and Experimental Methods in Biological Research

    II. Characteristics of Ultrasonic Fields and Their Production and Measurement

    III. Applications of Ultrasonic Fields to the Study and Modification of Biological Systems

    IV. Appendix: Thermocouple Probe Design and Construction and Auxiliary


    List of Symbols


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 424
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1962
  • Published: January 1, 1962
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194905

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William L. Nastuk

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