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The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 569–574 | Cite as

Effect of convective flow on the oxygen tension profile in the cornea

  • Joel L. Bert
  • Irving Fatt
Article

Abstract

The effect of convective flow on the distribution of a diffusing substance that is being consumed is analyzed. For the mammalian cornea, one of the few tissues where convection, diffusion and consumption simultaneously exist, the effect of convection on the distribution of oxygen is shown to be small.

Keywords

Aqueous Humor Convective Flow Biophysics Volume Diffusive Velocity Oxygen Distribution 
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Copyright information

© N. Rashevsky 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel L. Bert
    • 1
  • Irving Fatt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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