Andy wrote:The diagram is giving relative blood flows in a "typical" person.
A typical heart pumps 5 L/min, which splits into various amounts based on different tissues. A brain, then, typical has a blood flow of 0.7 L/min.
The numbers under each type of tissue correspond to the number of mL of blood per 100g of tissue in a minute.
So, if the brain gets 700 mL per minute, we can work out the "average" mass of a human brain from the data as being about 1.3kg (check my maths!) by (700 * 100) / 55 * 1000. Checking on Wikipedia, a typical human brain weighs 1300-1400g.
Andy wrote:The more interesting question is how blood flow etc actually relates to the theoretical decompression models in terms of nitrogen loading....
Vampire Squid wrote:I can see why some old time divers (retired) tell me their bones are all like Pumice - especially the ones who had to earn a living beyond safe limits.
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