Accession Number : AD0681498

Title :   A STANDARD METHOD FOR Fe59 FERROKINETICS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jan-Mar 68,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Logsdon,Donald F. , Jr. ; Green,James F. ; Strong,Guy M.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A simple method for performing a 59Fe ferrokinetics study has been developed, combining several procedures already in use. Methods are presented for measuring plasma iron clearance, red cell iron uptake, and the movement of iron through the hematopoietic centers. Formulas are given for calculating plasma and red cell iron turnover, hemoglobin synthesis, mean erythron life-span, and mean effective erythron hemoglobinization time. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IRON, BLOOD CHEMISTRY), (*BLOOD CHEMISTRY, *TRACER STUDIES), RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, HEMOGLOBIN, BONE MARROW, SPLEEN, BLOOD PLASMA, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), BLOOD CELLS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Isotopes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE