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 OJMIP  Vol.3 No.4 , November 2013
Erythrocyte shape transformation in physiological regulation of blood viscosity
Abstract: The study was carried out to evaluate deformable and aggregative erythrocyte properties in humans under normal and pathological states and in rats exposed to various stressors. A strong correlation between the erythrocyte rheological determinants, i.e. deformability index and aggregation rate, was found under pathological and stress-induced states. The physiological significance of this phenomenon is to maintain the native structure of blood flow.
Cite this paper: N. Katiukhin, L. (2013) Erythrocyte shape transformation in physiological regulation of blood viscosity. Open Journal of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 3, 194-198. doi: 10.4236/ojmip.2013.34025.
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