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Search for Anisotropy in Specific Electrical Conductance of Ureteral Tissue as a Measure of Muscle-Fiber Structure

  • W. A. van Duyl
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Electrical conductance is measured in pieces of ureteral tissue in two mutually perpendicular directions by means of a four-electrode technique. No anisotropy in conductance is found. It is concluded that there is no predominant fiber orientation. Passive tissue is a capacitance which, combined with the conductance, yields a value of a time constant which is too short to be a limiting factor in the propagation of peristaltic wave.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. A. van Duyl
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  1. 1.Department of Biological and Medical PhysicsErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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