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The Physical Chemistry, Theory and Techniques of Freezing Point
Determination

This 16-page publication provides an overview of the fundamentals of the physical chemistry of solutions as well as freezing point theory and technique. Useful for anyone operating osmometry equipment or using osmolality as a diagnostic tool. Courtesy of Advanced Instruments, Inc.
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Osmometry Revisited
This 20-page pamphlet provides a practical synopsis of the clinical uses of osmometry. It includes a useful introduction to the subject as well as summaries regarding osmolality for blood, urine, and related applications. David H. Lobdell PhD
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Evaluation of Infant Rehydration Solutions
This 8-page research pamphlet provides information and suggestions in the diagnosis and treatment of infant dehydration. James Wesley M.S. Forensic Chemist, Clinical Toxicologist, Rochester, NY
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Sports Hydration: '07
Originally presented as Endurance Sports, Rehydration, Cerebral Edema and Death at NEAFS (Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists) Annual Meeting, Rye Brook NY, November 2, 2006 James Wesley M.S. Forensic Chemist, Clinical Toxicologist, Rochester, NY
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Using Osmometry
This 14-page paper descibes a number of laboratory exercises used to instruct students on uses of osmometry. Includes a demonstration experiment complete with water balance calculations designed to lead the student through logical development of the volume and osmolar changes following ingestion of an osmotic load. Allen C. Norton, PhD, University of Southern California
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Osmometry
An overview of Osmometry including several case studies and an evaluation of the importance of stat osmometry in modern-day diagnostic medical applications. Robert Dufour, M.D.
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Applications of Freezing Point Osmometry
A brief introductory pamphlet that summarizes a variety of clinical applications of osmolality. Courtesy of Advanced Instruments, Inc.
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Water Metabolism: Made easier
This 10-page paper discusses how physicians can better diagnose and treat disorders of hyponatremia, hypernatremia, and water diuresis, by learning and understanding the basic principles of normal water metabolism and solute balance health. The paper also includes hyponatremia case studies.
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