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Formulation, identification and validation of mathematical models for plasma protein metabolic studies

  • D. G. Cramp
  • E. R. Carson
  • C. Cobelli
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Abstract

The proper use of mathematical modelling techniques constitutes a useful aid in investigating dynamic metabolic processes such as those of the plasma proteins. From simple beginnings modelling methodology has evolved to a stage where models can provide both predictive and explanatory insights as well as yielding significant information with which to enhance the design of physiological and clinical experiments. This chapter aims to review the role of mathematical models in relation to plasma protein dynamics in health and disease.

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  • E. R. Carson
  • C. Cobelli

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