Physical basis of the dependence of blood viscosity on tube radius.

  title={Physical basis of the dependence of blood viscosity on tube radius.},
  author={Robert H. Haynes},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  • R. Haynes
  • Published 1 June 1960
  • Engineering
  • The American journal of physiology
Two theories are applied to measurements of the decrease in apparent viscosity of blood in narrow tubes (Fahraeus-Lindqvist effect). First, the effect may be attributed to the presence of unsheared... 

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