Characteristics of the response of the iliac artery to wall shear stress in the anaesthetized pig.

@article{Kelly2007CharacteristicsOT,
  title={Characteristics of the response of the iliac artery to wall shear stress in the anaesthetized pig.},
  author={Rosemary F Kelly and Herbert Snow},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={582 Pt 2},
  pages={731-43}
}
The functional significance of shear stress-induced vasodilatation in large conduit arteries is unclear since changes in the diameter have little effect on the resistance to blood flow. However, changes in diameter have a relatively large effect on wall shear stress which suggests that the function of flow-mediated dilatation is to reduce wall shear stress. The mean and pulsatile components of shear stress vary widely throughout the arterial system and areas of low mean and high amplitude of… CONTINUE READING

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