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On The Variation Of Parameters That Characterize The State Of A Physiological System. Red Blood Cells As An Example

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO030011

Volume

6

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

591.67 kb

Author(s)

S. Svetina, M. Brumen, M. Gros, S. Vrhovec & T. ┼Żnidarčič

Abstract

On the variation of parameters that characterize the state of a physiological system. Red blood cells as an example S. ~ v e t i n a ' , ~ , M. ~ r u r n e n ~ . ~ , M. ~ r o s ' , S. ~rhovec' & T. znidarEiE1 '~nstitute of Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia ' ~ o i e f Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia. 3 Faculty of Education, University of Maribor, Slovenia Abstract Analysis of the population variation of parameters that characterize the state of a physiological system may provide a useful insight into its properties and behavior. To demonstrate this, we have analyzed the population variation in red blood cell (RBC) volume, hemoglobin content, hemoglobin concentration, density, cation content and membrane area. Because of the physical and chemical laws governing the behavior of a single cell, some of these parameters are strictly interrelated. It is shown how the corresponding causal relations give rise also to relations between the parameters of the corres

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