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Water content

  1. Nov 17, 2006 #1
    How would you rate the following in terms of water content:

    muscle, liver, fat, heart, cartilage, bone marrow

    and where could i find a table of comparison...?
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2006 #2

    jim mcnamara

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    Water content is usually described in terms, depending on what source you're looking at, as percent by weight of free water, bound water (sometimes called water of hydration), or as fresh weight minus dry weight (Relative Water Content). Sometimes it expressed in terms of water potential - rate of water exchange between the medium and sample.
    This list goes on....

    The ways this is measured are many, and the results vary a lot. To my knowledge there is no "standard" value.

    What exactly are you trying to do?
     
  4. Nov 17, 2006 #3
    i'm trying to find out why the spin spin relaxation T2 increases for the tissues in that order
     
  5. Nov 17, 2006 #4

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