plethysmometry

pleth·ys·mom·e·try

(pleth-iz-mom'ĕ-trē),
Measuring the fullness of a hollow organ or vessel, as of the pulse.
[G. plēthysmos, increase, + metron, measure]

pleth·ys·mom·e·try

(pleth'iz-mom'ĕ-trē)
Measuring the fullness of a hollow organ or vessel, or of the pulse.
[G. plēthysmos, increase, + metron, measure]
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Hind paw volumes were measured by plethysmometry (model 7140 plethysmometer, Ugo Basile, Italy), and calipers (model CD-6P; Mitutoyo, Tokyo, Japan) were used to measure the width and thickness of the paws of each rat.
The edema was measured by plethysmometry (Panlab LE-7500) before edema induction (zero time), at 30 min, and from 60 to 420 min thereafter, and expressed in [micro]L or area under the curve-AUC (arbitrary units) (Landucci et al., 1995).
Paw edema was measured 15 min after glutamate injection using plethysmometry.
The change in paw volumes was detected as six replicates every 60 min by plethysmometry. The anti-inflammatory potency of L-1 was determined via comparison with the result obtained from animals receiving equal volumes of nimesulide (100 mg/kg body wt.), indomethacin (25 mg/kg body wt.) and distilled water (control).
Paw Edema: Paw edema was induced in mice by 1% carrageenan (50 [micro]L [paw.sup.-1]; s.c.) and evaluated by plethysmometry (PanlabLE-7500) at the following intervals: zero, 30 min and from 60 to 240 min thereafter.