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High-sensitivity optical lymph flow-meter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6461802     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An optical flow-meter is described which allows precise and continuous registration of the flow of lymph from cannulated human lymph vessels. The cannula from the lymph vessel is connected to the measurement tubing of the instrument where the flow is measured by automatically monitoring the movement of an air bubble introduced into the flow at the beginning of the measurement. The limit of sensitivity of the instrument is about 0.1 microliter, allowing reliable registration of stroke volumes of about 1 microliter which typically occur in human leg lymphatics. The size and capacity of the instrument were chosen to be suitable for clinical use. A technical description of the instrument is given. Application of the instrument is illustrated with recording of lymph flow and lateral intralymphatic pressure in a prenodal lymph vessel of the human leg.
Authors:
O Sorensen; A Engeset; W I Olszewski; T Lindmo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lymphology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0024-7766     ISO Abbreviation:  Lymphology     Publication Date:  1982 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-06-14     Completed Date:  1982-06-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0155112     Medline TA:  Lymphology     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Lymph / physiology*
Rheology*

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