Whole blood viscosity and cerebral blood flow.

@article{Paulson1983WholeBV,
  title={Whole blood viscosity and cerebral blood flow.},
  author={Olaf Bjarne Paulson},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1983},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={1012-3}
}
BLOOD has anomalous rheological properties, particularly in certain disease states. It may therefore be necessary to consider these properties when attempting to assess and perhaps to improve the state of a patient's cerebral circulation. So what evidence is there that cerebral blood flow (CBF) is affected by viscosity? Before attempting to answer this question, one should be aware of what influences the viscosity of blood. Viscosity is defined as the friction between adjacent layers of a fluid… CONTINUE READING

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