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Table 1 Glossary of symbols used in this manuscript

From: Development of a 3D finite element model of lens microcirculation

Symbol Description Units
C concentration mol/ m3
D diffusion coefficient m2/s
R gas constant J/ (mol.K)
e electron charge C
E Nernst potential V
F Faraday constant C/mol
h extracellular cleft width m
Imax maximum Na/K ATPase pump current density A/cm2
Ip Na/K ATPase pump current density A/cm2
jm transmembrane flux mol/ (m2s)
g conductivity per membrane area S/m2
kB Boltzmann constant J/K
K0.5 half-maximal concentrations mol/ m3
Ls surface hydraulic permeability m3/(N.s)
Lp intercellular hydraulic permeability m3/(N.s)
Os osmolarity Osm/L
p pressure Pas
Pm membrane solute permeability m/s
r equatorial radius of the model m
a posterior radius of the model m
b anterior radius of the model m
sα solute source mol/(m3s)
s fluid mass source 1/m
T temperature K
Vm transmembrane potential V
f body force N/Kg
z valence -
α solute species -
ε0 permittivity of vacuum F/m
εr dielectric constant S/m
ζ zeta potential (cell membrane potential) V
λD Debye length m
Λ volume fraction -
μ dynamic viscosity N.s/m2
ρ mass density Kg/m3
ρm membrane density 1/m
σ membrane reflectance -
ϕ potential V
u velocity m/s