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Extracellular Space Measurements

  • D. M. Paton


The volume of the extracellular space in smooth muscle preparations is frequently required in the interpretation of studies of smooth muscle function. Recent examples include studies of: the mechanism of control of cellular volume (Brading, 1970); the fluxes of cations (Casteels, 1970; Goodford, 1970; Jones, 1970); the effects of Na+ pumping on membrane potential (Taylor, Paton, and Daniel, 1970); and the relationship of Na+ to the transport of amino acids and sugars (Schultz and Curran, 1970). Unfortunately, however, no ideal, or universally accepted, method has yet been described for this purpose.


Smooth Muscle Hyaluronic Acid Extracellular Space Intestinal Smooth Muscle Unstriated Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Paton
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  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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