Experimental evaluation of mechanical and electrical properties of RBC suspensions under flow. Role of RBC aggregating agent.

Mechanical and electrical properties of red blood cells (RBC) suspensions in dextran 70 (Dx70), dextran 150 (Dx150), dextran 500 (Dx500) and polyethileneglycol (PEG) 35,000 with different concentrations were evaluated through apparent viscosity and conductivity measurements under steady and unsteady flow conditions. RBCs suspensions of the washed RBS in PBS… (More)