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Two compartments, plasma and interstitial fluid (ISF), with flow and exchange using physiological names and units for parameters and variables. The model is

Model number: 0247

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A flow, Fp, carries an inflow concentration, Cin, into a plasma compartment with volume Vp. The substance is instantaneously well mixed. The material undergoes a passive exchange with an interstitial fluid (ISF) space with volume Visf. No reactions occur in this system. For a constant concentration of inflowing material the analytic steady state solution is Cp=Cin and Cisf=Cin if Psc is positive. Various methods for checking the calculations in a model are illustrated: (1) comparison with an analytic solution, (2) two methods of calculating the amount of material in a compartment with flow, (3) comparison of the running integrals of inflow and outflow concentrations, and (4) calculation of the system transit time of a compartment model with flow by two different methods. The model parameters are optimized to fit a data set.

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     Ordinary Differential Equations

     Initial Conditions

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     Analytic Steady State Solutions when Cin is constant

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Key Terms

Course, compartment, compartmental, tutorial, flow, exchange, multi-compartments, two compartments, data

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Model development and archiving support at provided by the following grants: NIH U01HL122199 Analyzing the Cardiac Power Grid, 09/15/2015 - 05/31/2020, NIH/NIBIB BE08407 Software Integration, JSim and SBW 6/1/09-5/31/13; NIH/NHLBI T15 HL88516-01 Modeling for Heart, Lung and Blood: From Cell to Organ, 4/1/07-3/31/11; NSF BES-0506477 Adaptive Multi-Scale Model Simulation, 8/15/05-7/31/08; NIH/NHLBI R01 HL073598 Core 3: 3D Imaging and Computer Modeling of the Respiratory Tract, 9/1/04-8/31/09; as well as prior support from NIH/NCRR P41 RR01243 Simulation Resource in Circulatory Mass Transport and Exchange, 12/1/1980-11/30/01 and NIH/NIBIB R01 EB001973 JSim: A Simulation Analysis Platform, 3/1/02-2/28/07.