Accession Number : AD0705047

Title :   THE COMBINED MEASURING OF BLOOD VOLUME AND TOTAL BODY WATER,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Logsdon,Donald F. , Jr. ; Green,James F. ; Harper,John W.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A procedure has been developed for simultaneously measuring plasma volume (PV), red cell volume (RCV), and total body water (TBW). The total blood utilized is 10 ml., with a total body exposure dose of 27.52 mrad. The procedure was tested on eight normal male subjects, and the mean results were: RCV = 26.21 ml./kg., PV = 52.69 ml./kg., and TBW = 643.4 ml./kg. The mean RCV, PV, and TBV (total blood volume) were, respectively, 4%, 8%, and 12% of the TBW--from which the percentages for each subject varied only slightly. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD VOLUME, TRACER STUDIES), (*BODY FLUIDS, TRACER STUDIES), WATER, VOLUME, BLOOD PLASMA, LABELED SUBSTANCES, CHROMATES, ERYTHROCYTES, IODINE

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE