Observations on blood flow related electrical impedance changes in rigid tubes
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- Visser, K.R., Lamberts, R., Korsten, H.H.M. et al. Pflugers Arch. (1976) 366: 289. doi:10.1007/BF00585894
Mammalian blood in pulsatile flow through a rigid tube has been shown to be anisotropic with regard to its electrical conductivity. When flow increases there is a rise in conductivity in the longitudinal and a fall in the radial direction. These changes are caused by flow-dependent variations in the orientation of the disk-shaped erythrocytes.