The Distribution of Biological Particles Suspended in Normal Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
W. StaroĊ„a and L. Herbowskib
aInstitute of Physics, University of Szczecin, Wielkopolska 15, 70-451 Szczecin, Poland
bPublic Provincial Hospital Complex in Szczecin, Poland
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Cerebrospinal fluid's functions are protecting, expelling and transporting which are influenced by properties of the fluid. Disorder of one of the functions may bring a disease. Cerebrospinal fluid mainly consists of water (99%), cells and proteins suspended in it. Due to the suspension it can be considered as dispersion medium. Every dispersion medium is characterized by the parameters of particles suspended in it. Parameters of dispersion medium may be classified as single or cumulative parameters. Hence, there is possible to determine additional parameters which characterize CSF in order to give full description of the fluid. The authors present results of research on suspension in normal cerebrospinal fluid worked out on the basis of 2500 microscoping pictures and they also give a statistical analysis of particle diameters. The paper is a part of research project on "Physico chemical processes in cerebrospinal fluid obtained by puncture from patients diagnosed with the disorders of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation" realized by Institute of Physics, University of Szczecin in co operation with Neurosurgery Ward of Public Provincial Hospital Complex in Szczecin.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.118.159
PACS numbers: 87.64.M-, 02.50.-r, 61.20.-p