Portable Device for Vaginal Thermal Conductance Studies
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Design and development of a portable and self-contained vaginal probe, consisting of an acetone-filled silver cylinder attached to a pressure gauge, is described. Qualitative changes in vaginal thermal conductance were inferred from rates of thermal expansion of precooled acetone measured as a pressure rise. Administration of 10 mg estradiol-17 beta i.v. to ovariectomized heifers resulted in significant increases in rate of thermal expansion.
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Abrams, R. M., Thatcher, W. W., Gwazdauskas, F. C., Sharp, D. C., Bazer, F. W., Wilcox, C. J., & Stolwijk, J.