Blood Microrheology and the Development of “Stasis” in the Microvasculature after Injury

  • Holger Schmid-Schönbein
  • E. Volger
  • H. J. Klose
  • J. Weiss
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 33)


The development of intravascular blood stasis in the venules after injury has been observed in vivo without exception since the original description by Cohnheim (3). Despite great progress in knowledge of the biochemical processes accompanying cell injury, this biophysical phenomenon is still being placed in the center of the tissue response. Letterer (9) thinks that vascular stasis is the principle cause of necrosis due to prolonged anoxia, in spite of a normal macrocirculation.


Wall Shear Stress Postcapillary Venule Chemical Irritant Relative Flow Rate Vascular Stasis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Schmid-Schönbein
    • 1
  • E. Volger
    • 1
  • H. J. Klose
    • 1
  • J. Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of MunichFed. Rep. Germ.

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