Medical applications of thermal methods

Glass, Beverley D. (2008) Medical applications of thermal methods. In: Brown, Michael E., and Gallagher, Patrick K., (eds.) Handbook of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Elsevier, Oxford, UK, pp. 663-693.

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The medical applications of thermal methods have evolved and increased substantially in recent years. This may be attributed to the improved sensitivity and usability of the instrumentation allowing for detailed investigations of thermal properties and predictions of thermal stability, whether they are of the skin, drug penetration and delivery, implants or prosthetics.

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is a sensitive method which has enabled changes in biological systems to be examined providing medical researchers with distinct opportunities. Other thermoanalytical techniques such as thermogravimetry (TG) and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) are useful in the evaluation of thermal stability and to measure the heat generated in physical and chemical reactions.

Item ID: 7372
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-444-53123-0
Keywords: stability; thermal methods; differential scanning calorimetry
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Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2010 00:36
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences > 111503 Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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