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A physiological model of the release of gas bubbles from crevices under decompression.

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Moving bubbles have been observed in the blood during or after decompression using ultrasonic techniques. It has been proposed that these may grow from nuclei housed on the blood vessel wall. One candidate for bubble nucleation is hydrophobic crevices. This work explores the growth of gas pockets that might exist in conical crevices and the release of bubbles from these crevices under decompression. An existing dynamic mathematical model for the stability of gas pockets in crevices [Chappell,...

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10.1016/j.resp.2005.10.006

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Engineering Science
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Engineering Science
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Journal:
Respiratory physiology and neurobiology
Volume:
153
Issue:
2
Pages:
166-180
Publication date:
2006-09-05
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EISSN:
1878-1519
ISSN:
1569-9048
URN:
uuid:b65e3513-4b82-47ca-8226-f61a73b6e3d7
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64365
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pubs:64365

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