Accession Number : AD0720305

Title :   Cell Membrane Research at the University of Newcastle Medical School,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Herman,Clifford M.

Report Date : 30 DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A major research activity has been of the Surgery Department at the University of Newcastle is the investigation of changes in cell membrane function in various states of tissue hypoxia. Cell membranes were found to become more permeable during surgical operations, making tracer dilution techniques of ECF space measurements very inaccurate. These techniques have been used to assess myocardial damage during anoxic arrest for heart surgery and to investigate the causes of edema and altered electrolyte balance in congestive heart failure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CYTOLOGY, GREAT BRITAIN), (*CELLS(BIOLOGY), *MEMBRANES(BIOLOGY)), PHYSIOLOGY, HEART, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, PATHOLOGY, EDEMA, ELECTROLYTES(PHYSIOLOGY), TISSUES(BIOLOGY), PERMEABILITY, SHOCK(PATHOLOGY), HYPOXIA, SURGERY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE