Dependence of Blood Viscosity on Haematocrtt and Shear Rate in a Primitive Vertebrate

@inproceedings{Wells2005DependenceOB,
  title={Dependence of Blood Viscosity on Haematocrtt and Shear Rate in a Primitive Vertebrate},
  author={Rufus M. G. Wells and Malcolm E. Forster},
  year={2005}
}
Hagfish have an unusual circulation with intravascular pressures that are lower than those in other vertebrates (Davie et al. 1987; Forster, 1989) and since peripheral resistances appear similar to those of teleost fishes (Rood, 1979; Elger, 1987), it follows that blood flow rates will also be lower. One might therefore predict that the relatively low haematocrits in hagfish (Johansen et al. 1962; Forster et al. 1989) and lack of plasma albumins (Manwell, 1963) would maintain a relatively low… CONTINUE READING

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