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A new plethysmograph for detecting arterial pulse waves in rat tail.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3969194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new plethysmograph for detecting arterial pulse waves in the rat tail is described. With the objective of indirectly measuring the arterial blood pressure in small animal tails an easy-to-build plethysmographic chamber is presented. Essentially in this apparatus the atmospheric air insulated in the chamber is used as the transmitter of the volume changes caused by the arterial flow. By this methodology details of the pulse wave morphology are clearly visible, including the dicrotic notch. It is demonstrated that his chamber combines simplicity with accuracy.
J G Martinelli; P S Beraldo; G P Campos; A da Costa e Silva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nephron     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0028-2766     ISO Abbreviation:  Nephron     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-15     Completed Date:  1985-03-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0331777     Medline TA:  Nephron     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Plethysmography / instrumentation*
Rats / physiology*
Regional Blood Flow
Tail / blood supply*

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