Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities
© 1999 Robert A. Freitas Jr. All Rights Reserved.
Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 1999
Medical nanorobots will often be called upon to travel from place to place within the human body by actively swimming through the bloodstream, a process called sanguinatation. This Section describes the general nature of the process in terms of the Reynolds number (Section 126.96.36.199), rotations and collisions with vessel walls and cellular blood components likely to be experienced by free-floating or powered nanorobots (Section 188.8.131.52), nanorobot hydrodynamics (Section 184.108.40.206), general force and power requirements for submersive swimming (Section 220.127.116.11), various specific natation mechanisms (Section 18.104.22.168), and some additional considerations regarding sanguinatation (Section 22.214.171.124).
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