Applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) in Nephrology

  • Juha Kokko
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 178)


Nuclear magnetic resonance techniques (NMR) were developed in the mid-1940’s1,2. Initially the technology was applicable in different branches of chemistry to determine the fine structure of various small molecular weight molecules and to examine the effect of perturbation of ambient media on the structure of these compounds. In spite of the explosive growth of NMR literature, application of NMR technology to physiological issues is relatively new. This has only become possible with development of superconductive magnets, pulse technology with Fourier transformation, and large-bore magnets.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrum Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Frog Skin Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technique 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juha Kokko
    • 1
  1. 1.Southwestern Medical SchoolThe University of Texas Health Science Center at DallasDallasUSA

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