Basic Mathematical Principles

  • Gerald M. Woerlee
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiolgy book series (DCCA, volume 26)


A qualitative appreciation of drug kinetic and dynamic principles has practical clinical uses, but is less useful than when combined with a quantitative understanding of these same principles. Fortunately all anesthesiologists have studied mathematics up to high school level. No more knowledge than this is needed to understand this book. The purpose of this chapter is to review in a brief and very selective manner the mathematical principles required.


Left Ventricle Drug Concentration Fractional Change Exponential Equation Single Compartment 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald M. Woerlee
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  1. 1.Rijnoord HospitalAlphen aan den RijnThe Netherlands

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