Accession Number : AD0619704

Title :   EXAMPLE OF A LARGE-MODEL SIMULATION OF THE BLOOD BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Maloney,James V. ,Jr. ; deHaven,James C. ; DeLand,Edward C. ; Bradham,Gilbert B.

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The paper outlines a formal procedure for simulating certain aspects of the biochemistry of a viable system. The procedure is based on a mathematical model and a computer program. The plausibility of constructing detailed models of large biochemical systems is demonstrated. The object of the paper is to demonstrate that a mathematical program can simulate the functions of a selected viable system. For this purpose, a mathematical model of viable blood known as the 'SF Blood' model was chosen. The 'SF Blood' model is a reasonable representation of the respiratory function of the adult-restingmale blood.

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD CHEMISTRY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*BIONICS, BLOOD CHEMISTRY), COMPUTERS, SIMULATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, BLOOD PLASMA, ERYTHROCYTES, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), METABOLIC DISEASES, ACIDOSIS, HYPOTHERMIA, HEMATOCRIT, HEMOGLOBIN, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE