Intracellular Oxygen Microelectrodes

  • William J. Whalen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 37 A)


In this presentation the work of many associates of mine will be discussed, most notably Dr. Pankajam Nair. I will say little about the construction of the micro O2 electrode since the method is essentially the same as has been published (7). Rather, I will first briefly discuss tests of its reliability and new calibration techniques; then some of our recent findings.


Soleus Muscle Carotid Body Gracilis Muscle Rapid Response Time Flow Control System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Whalen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Vincent Charity HospitalClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Case Western Reserve UniversityUSA

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