rat perfusion

Mike King making at nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu
Fri Mar 15 02:33:51 EST 1996

Neal Prakash wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm on the market to buy a peristalic pump to be used for rat
> perfusions.  Does anyone know what the optimal flow rate is for rats???
> Thanks.
> Normal cardiac output of adult rats is about 65 ml/min., which we find 
gives excellent perfusion with our peristaltic pump--complete blood 
removal without overpressure artifacts.  The value is out there in the 
literature on the basic biology of the labrat, but I can't remember where 
I found it.  Good fixin's!

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