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Pulse responses of Nth order Poisson operator with N tanks varied from 2 to 109 tanks in seried. Figure 12 of "Tracers in Physiological Systems Modeling".


SIMVOL-two-organ recirculating system with shunt. Model includes a three compartment organ tissue exchange and a three region axially-distributed blood tissue exchange. Parameter set illustrates axial diffusion of a pulse input and the effects of the number of stirred tanks used in series. To reproduce figure 12, make sure parameter set fig12.par is loaded. Next go to loops page and run loops on the Acntank parameter to simulate pulse output through organ with differing number of tanks.

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The equations for this model may be viewed by running the JSim model applet and clicking on the Source tab at the bottom left of JSim's Run Time graphical user interface. The equations are written in JSim's Mathematical Modeling Language (MML). See the Introduction to MML and the MML Reference Manual. Additional documentation for MML can be found by using the search option at the Physiome home page.

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  Anderson JC and Bassingthwaighte JB: "Tracers in physiological systems modeling". 
  In: "Mathematical Modeling in Nutrition and Agriculture". Proc 9th International Conf on Mathematical 
  Modeling in Nutrition, Roanoke, VA, August 14-17, 2006, edited by Mark D. Hanigan JN and Casey L Marsteller. 
  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 2007, pp 125-159. 
Key terms
metabolic physiologic modeling
lumped compartmental versus spatially distributed systems
capillary-tissue exchange
membrane transporters
enzyme reactions
steady state versus transient states

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Model development and archiving support at provided by the following grants: NIH U01HL122199 Analyzing the Cardiac Power Grid, 09/15/2015 - 05/31/2020, NIH/NIBIB BE08407 Software Integration, JSim and SBW 6/1/09-5/31/13; NIH/NHLBI T15 HL88516-01 Modeling for Heart, Lung and Blood: From Cell to Organ, 4/1/07-3/31/11; NSF BES-0506477 Adaptive Multi-Scale Model Simulation, 8/15/05-7/31/08; NIH/NHLBI R01 HL073598 Core 3: 3D Imaging and Computer Modeling of the Respiratory Tract, 9/1/04-8/31/09; as well as prior support from NIH/NCRR P41 RR01243 Simulation Resource in Circulatory Mass Transport and Exchange, 12/1/1980-11/30/01 and NIH/NIBIB R01 EB001973 JSim: A Simulation Analysis Platform, 3/1/02-2/28/07.