An Inductively Coupled Plasma Analytical System to Simultaneously Determine in Body Fluids Trace Elements Associated with Cardiovascular Disease.
Final rept. Jul 73-Jul 74,
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
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Trace metals have been implicated in the development of coronary heart disease by direct experiments in animals and by correlation studies in man. Lack of a sensitive and precise analytical methodology has impeded further direct evidence in man. Recent development of an inductively coupled plasma analytical system introduced the possibility of determining multiple trace elements simultaneously in biological fluids. The report discusses the problems encountered when this analytical system is successfully adapted to biological fluids, with the greatest single problem being contamination of the sample by the sample-collecting equipment. Author
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy