ferrokinetics

ferrokinetics

 [fer″o-kĭ-net´iks]
the turnover or rate of movement of iron in the body from plasma transferrin to erythrocyte precursors in the bone marrow to circulating erythrocytes to macrophages in the reticuloendothelial system and back to plasma transferrin. Ferrokinetic studies, using the radioisotope iron-59 as a tracer, measure kinetic parameters (plasma iron clearance half-time, plasma iron turnover, red cell utilization, and erythrocyte iron turnover) helpful in evaluating certain anemias and in detecting abnormal iron storage or extramedullary hematopoiesis by external counting over the liver, spleen, and bone marrow.

fer·ro·ki·net·ics

(fer'ō-ki-net'iks),
The study of iron metabolism using radioactive iron.
[L. ferrum, iron, + G. kinēsis, movement]

fer·ro·ki·net·ics

(fer'ō-ki-net'iks)
The study of iron metabolism using radioactive iron.
[L. ferrum, iron, + G. kinēsis, movement]
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[21.] Entman SS, Richardson LD, Killam AP (1982) Elevated serum ferritin in the altered ferrokinetics of toxemia of pregnancy.
Anemia of inflammatory disease in the dog: ferrokinetics of adjuvant-induced anemia.
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Serum iron, total iron binding capacity, ferritin, hemosiderin, ferrokinetics and free erythrocyte protophorin are among further tests that could be done to assess and treat cases of lead poisoning in children in addition to bone marrow tests, such as: stainable iron stores, erythrocyte cellularity, sideroblast % and hemoglobin electrophoresis for Hb A2 and Hb F which increases during lead poisoning.