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Occupancy Principle for Radioactive Tracers in Steady-State Biological Systems

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Science  04 Oct 1968:
Vol. 162, Issue 3849, pp. 138-139
DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3849.138

Abstract

Bergner's theoretical analysis of tracer dynamics has important ap plications in biology, not only for the measurement of exchangeable mass (as he demonstrated) but also for elicitation of otherwise inaccessible information on total masses of particular elements in body organs or systems-as well as in Chemical engineering and geophysics.