Effects of plasma osmolality on red cell size

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dc.contributor.advisor Eddy, Duane O. en_US
dc.contributor.author Branam, Lois M., 1932 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:13Z
dc.date.created 1974 en_US
dc.date.issued 1974
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1974 .B73 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180872
dc.description.abstract The changes in plasma osmolality and percentage change in mean corpuscular volume accompanying dehydration (2~ and 4of body weight loss) were studied to assess the use of the venous hematocrit as a gauge of the percentage change in plasma volume. In vitro experiments were also conducted to verify the relationship between plasma osmolality and mean corpuscular volume.By utilizing the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, calculation of the percentage change in mean corpuscular volume following dehydration showed a marked shrinkage of the red cells that was significantly related to the increase in plasma osmolality (r = - 0.99). Consequently, it was concluded that calculations of the percentage change in plasma volume during dehydration based on the change in venous hematocrit are subject to error unless corrections are made for alterations in mean corpuscular volume.Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN 47306 en_US
dc.format.extent viii, 38 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Blood cells. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dehydration (Physiology) en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University. Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.title Effects of plasma osmolality on red cell size en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)--Ball State University, 1974. en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/415882 en_US


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