Portable device for vaginal thermal conductance studies. Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • Gynecol Invest

author list (cited authors)

  • Abrams, R. M., Thatcher, W. W., Gwazdauskas, F. C., Sharp, D. C., Bazer, F. W., Wilcox, C. J., & Stolwijk, J. A.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Abrams, RM||Thatcher, WW||Gwazdauskas, FC||Sharp, DC||Bazer, FW||Wilcox, CJ||Stolwijk, JA

publication date

  • January 1975