The flow of human blood through capillary tubes.

  title={The flow of human blood through capillary tubes.},
  author={John A. Sirs},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
1. The current interpretation of in vivo blood flow is mainly based on the Hagen-Poiseuille equation, although blood is not a Newtonian fluid. In this paper, experimental pressure-flow curves of blood are explained on the basis that the viscosity of the blood is the sum of two components, a Newtonian viscosity term, N, and an anomalous viscosity term equal to A/(B + D), where A and B are constants, and D the shear rate. 2. To a first approximation, blood flow in capillary tubes, comparable to… CONTINUE READING

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