Chapter 5. The Mechanics of the Red Cell in Relation to Its Carrier Function

  1. G. E. W. Wolstenholme and
  2. Julie Knight
  1. Alan C. Burton

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470719671.ch5

Ciba Foundation Symposium - Circulatory and Respiratory Mass Transport

Ciba Foundation Symposium - Circulatory and Respiratory Mass Transport

How to Cite

Burton, A. C. (1969) The Mechanics of the Red Cell in Relation to Its Carrier Function, in Ciba Foundation Symposium - Circulatory and Respiratory Mass Transport (eds G. E. W. Wolstenholme and J. Knight), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470719671.ch5

Author Information

  1. Department of Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1969

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780700013906

Online ISBN: 9780470719671

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Keywords:

  • lung capillaries;
  • tissue capillaries;
  • random variation;
  • roderic phibbs;
  • terminal blood vessels

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • (1) Should Haemoglobin be in Solution or Contained in Packets?

  • (2) How Large Should the Smallest Blood Vessels Be?

  • (3) How Large Should the Carriers (Red Cells) Be?

  • (4) and (5) the Mechanical Properties of the Red Cell Membrane, and the Shape of Red Cells

  • (6) How Many Packets of Haemoglobin Per Unit Volume of Blood?

  • (7) Planned Obsolescence: the Lifespan of Red Cells

  • Summary

  • The Probability of Capture in the Spleen of Red Cells of Unsuitable Geometry (Old Cells)