Flow dynamics of erythrocytes in microvessels of isolated rabbit mesentery: cell-free layer and flow resistance.

@article{Tateishi1994FlowDO,
  title={Flow dynamics of erythrocytes in microvessels of isolated rabbit mesentery: cell-free layer and flow resistance.},
  author={Norihiko Tateishi and Yoji Suzuki and M Soutani and Nobuji Maeda},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={1994},
  volume={27 9},
  pages={1119-25}
}
A part of microvascular bed isolated from rabbit mesentery (composed of a few branches of superior mesenteric artery) was used for the study of the flow dynamics of erythrocytes in microvessels. The flow resistance in the microvascular bed was analyzed with respect to the thickness of a cell-free layer formed along the inner wall of vessels and the suspension viscosity of erythrocytes (in terms of hematocrit and erythrocyte deformability). The thickness of the cell-free layer increased with the… CONTINUE READING