Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities

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Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 1999


9.4.2 Sanguinatation

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, rotations and collisions with vessel walls and cellular blood components likely to be experienced by free-floating or powered nanorobots (Section, nanorobot hydrodynamics (Section, general force and power requirements for submersive swimming (Section, various specific natation mechanisms (Section, and some additional considerations regarding sanguinatation (Section


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