Rheology of Red Cell Suspensions in Experimental Dehydration
Dehydration is a serious clinical condition which in itself can deleteriously complicate the course of a basic disease such as in burns, intestinal obstruction, vomiting, diarrhea, and heatstroke. The hemodynamic effects of dehydration are mainly due to decreased blood volume and hemoconcentration (Calcagna and Rubin, 1951; Senay and Christensen, 1965). Hemoconcentration has several rheological consequences: increased hematocrit, increased protein concentration and increased osmolarity all of which will affect blood viscosity.
KeywordsShear Rate Plasma Viscosity Viscous Property Viscosity Curve Resuspended Cell
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