Methods of Determining the Routes of Intestinal Water Transport

  • R. J. Naftalin

Abstract

The main reasons for measuring net water movements across epithelia are to determine the forces which generate the flows and to assess the routes by which water traverses the tissue. Determining water flows by indirect methods is a compromise between expediency and accuracy and is often based on unjustified assumptions with regard to tissue behaviour. For this reason direct measurement of water flow is preferable.

Keywords

Crypt Cell Serosal Surface Colonic Crypt Capacitance Probe Osmotic Flow 
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  • R. J. Naftalin
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  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyKing’s College LondonThe Strand LondonUK

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