Mathematical models and membrane permeability

  • Robert I. Macey
  • Lenore T. Wadzinski
Part of the FASEB Monographs book series (FASEBM, volume 2)


At one time applications of mathematical models to physiology and medicine were largely recorded in a few esoteric journals read primarily by specialists who were involved in their development. Most laboratory biologists were neither interested nor had the necessary background to exploit them. Today, through improved educational curricula and through the introduction of modern computers, the situation is radically different. Mathematical models reach into virtually every field of biological inquiry. In many instances, they are no longer a luxury afforded to a few theoreticians; they have become an indispensable tool for the practical design, execution, and interpretation of experiments.


Pore Radius Urea Concentration Solute Flux Hydrostatic Pressure Gradient Simple Passive 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert I. Macey
    • 1
  • Lenore T. Wadzinski
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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