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Main Title An automated monitoring system for fish physiology and toxicology /
Author Carlson, Richard Warren, ; Carlson, R. W. ; Lien, G. J. ; Holmen, B. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lien, Gregory J.
Holman, Bruce A.
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Duluth, MN. ;American Scientific International, Duluth, MN.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/3-89/011
Stock Number PB89-155212
OCLC Number 62728659
Subjects Fishes--United States--Physiology--Data processing. ; Water--Pollution--Toxicology--United States--Data processing.
Additional Subjects Fishes ; Toxicity ; Physiology ; Data acquisition ; Bioinstrumentation ; Automatic control ; Oxygen ; pH ; Urine ; Body temperature ; Ventilation ; Computer systems programs ; In vivo analysis ; Trout ; Aquatic animals ; Computer systems hardware ; Detectors ; Blood ; Sampling ; Rainbow trout ; Salmo gairdneri ; Environmental effects
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELDD  EPA 600-3-89-011 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 03/12/2012
NTIS  PB89-155212 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1989
Collation 75 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report describes a data acquisition and control (DAC) system that was constructed to manage selected physiological measurements and sample control for aquatic physiology and toxicology. Automated DAC was accomplished with a microcomputer running menu-driven software developed with an extended BASIC. Automated measurements were made of temperature, ventilation volume, oxygen content of exposure (inspired) and expired water, and pH of both waters from four in vivo rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) preparations. Oxygen uptake efficiency and oxygen consumption were calculated. Urine and expired water samples were also collected from all fish. Non-automated sampling included ventilation frequency, cough frequency, the electrocardiogram, and aortic blood from an implanted canula. Sampled blood was analyzed for oxygen, carbon dioxide, pH, hematocrit, and hemoglobin. The respiratory-cardiovascular data gathered with this system were used to define fish acute toxicity syndromes (FATS) specific to known modes of toxic action.
"February 1989." "EPA/600/3-89/011." "PB89-155212." Photocopy.