Plethysmometer, the 1st and original device for measuring paw volume & oedema
Code: 37140

Plethysmometer, the 1st and original device for measuring paw volume & oedema

The first and original device designed specifically to measure paw volume and its changes (swelling) in rodents. Almost 3000 bibliographic citations since the 1960s!

Our Plethysmometer 37140 displays the exact paw volume on the graphic LCD read-out. Small differences are detected by a transducer of original design.

The 37140 is provided with a pedal holding-command which freezes the reading, enabling the operator to concentrate his/her attention on the paw dipping.

The paw volume is shown on the multifunction graphic display in four digits, with 0.01 ml resolution. A zero key is provided to zero the meter before each measurement.

Measuring cells are available in different sizes.

Communication with the PC is managed by the dedicated Software 52050-02, included as standard

Additional Info

    Foot-Pedal to freeze the reading Hand-free operation
    More than 1000 citations since 1960s Most applications can be found in bibliography for reference
    Interchangeable water cells Same instrument for mice and rats

    Power Requirement Universal input 85-264 VAC, 50-60Hz, 40 W max.

    Data Read-out multifunction graphic display

    Data Format 4 digits (2 integers, 2 decimals)

    Resolution 0.01 ml

    Commands via soft-buttons

    Connection to PC direct connection to PC USB port, via serial cable and serial to USB adaptor

    Data Print-Out via the optional MiniPrinter 57145


    Weight 4.8 Kg

    Shipping Weight 8.1 Kg approx.

    Shipping Dimension 67x42x53cm

    A Plethysmometer is an instrument designed to measure small changes in volume, usually via the displacement of water.

    In the 60s, Ugo Basile designed the first original device, designed specifically to measure paw swelling in rodents, since then, thousands of scientists have relied on our Plethysmometer to conduct their research on inflammation, publishing almost 3000 scientific papers!

    The instrument is typically used to measure precisely the experimentally induced inflammation of the paw in rodents, and its changes due to administration of pharmacologiacal substances potentially active on inflammation. 

    37140 PLETHYSMOMETER, standard package including:

    7141            Electronic Block

    7152-S         Standard Water Cell, diam. 1.8cm, including Mouse paw tube 7186, diam. 1.3cm

    7153-L         Conductance Transducer

    7140-154     Water Reservoir

    7155            Calibration Probes (0.1, 0.2 , 0.5, 1, 2, 4ml)

    7160            Wetting Compound, 100ml bottle

    7165            Connection tube (cell-reservoir & drain vessel)

    37215-303    “Hold” Pedal Switch

    52050-02     CUB Dedicated Software (on USB drive)

    37140-302    Instruction Manual (on USB drive)

    52010-320    USB to serial port converter

    52010-322    Connecting cable 9 to 9 pin

    4210 Three Claw Stand, 10mm diam. Upright, com­plete with 4003 Open Side Boss-Head

    E-WP 008 Mains Cord Power Requirement Universal input 85-264 VAC, 50-60Hz, 40 W max. 

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