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Measurements of common iliac arterial blood flow in anurans using Doppler ultrasound.

Willens S, Dupree S, Stoskopf M, Lewbart G ...see all

Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, vol. 37, issue 2 (2006) pp. 97-101

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Color Doppler ultrasonography was used to determine time-average mean velocity and cross-sectional area of the common iliac artery in bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) and marine toads (Bufo marinus). Volumetric blood flow and weight-adjusted blood flow measurements were calculated from this data. Volumetric flow rates of frogs (31.8 ml/min) and toads (23.6 ml/min) did not differ statistically. However, when flow rates were adjusted for body mass, toads displayed a significantly greater flow rate of 238.1 ml/min/kg compared to 114.4 ml/min/kg for frogs.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Animals
  • Anura
  • Anura: blood
  • Anura: physiology
  • Blood Flow Velocity
  • Blood Flow Velocity: veterinary
  • Iliac Artery
  • Iliac Artery: physiology
  • Iliac Artery: ultrasonography
  • Reference Values
  • Regional Blood Flow
  • Species Specificity
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color: methods
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color: veterinary

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  • ISSN: 1042-7260
  • SGR: 33745629027
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-33745629027
  • PUI: 43990296
  • PMID: 17312785


  • Scott Willens

  • Sloan H Dupree

  • Michael K Stoskopf

  • Gregory a Lewbart

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