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Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR METABOLIC ASSAY

Abstract

A method and instrumentation are described for producing an instuntuneous and continuous curve of the rate at which any selected carbon- containing substance is metabolized by a living subject. The substance is prepared with a known proportion of C/sup 14/ and, after administration, the C/ sup 14/ content of the subject's exhalations is continuously monitored along with the total C0/sub 2/ content thereof. The resulting data are continuously compared and displayed in graphical form to give the desired metabolic information. The invention includes specialized radiation counting means as well as means for assuring exact synchronization of the C/sup 14/ and C0/sub 2/ signals.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4838845
Patent Number(s):
3000377
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61B - DIAGNOSIS
NSA Number:
NSA-15-027844
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; CARBON; CARBON 14; CARBON OXIDES; INSPECTION; METABOLISM; MONITORING

Citation Formats

Tolbert, B M, Kirk, M R, and Baker, E M. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR METABOLIC ASSAY. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Tolbert, B M, Kirk, M R, & Baker, E M. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR METABOLIC ASSAY. United States.
Tolbert, B M, Kirk, M R, and Baker, E M. Tue . "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR METABOLIC ASSAY". United States.
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title = {METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR METABOLIC ASSAY},
author = {Tolbert, B M and Kirk, M R and Baker, E M},
abstractNote = {A method and instrumentation are described for producing an instuntuneous and continuous curve of the rate at which any selected carbon- containing substance is metabolized by a living subject. The substance is prepared with a known proportion of C/sup 14/ and, after administration, the C/ sup 14/ content of the subject's exhalations is continuously monitored along with the total C0/sub 2/ content thereof. The resulting data are continuously compared and displayed in graphical form to give the desired metabolic information. The invention includes specialized radiation counting means as well as means for assuring exact synchronization of the C/sup 14/ and C0/sub 2/ signals.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {9}
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