Effects of shear stress on endothelial cells: possible relevance for ultrasound applications.

  • Ed vanBavel
  • Published 2007 in Progress in biophysics and molecular biology


This review forms part of a series of papers resulting from a workshop on safety of ultrasound applications. The physical effects of ultrasound include generation of steady streaming in large fluid volumes, and micro-streaming around contrast bubbles. Such streaming induces shear stress acting on the vascular endothelium. This review provides a discussion… (More)


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