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Rheology pp 573-573 | Cite as

The Influence of the Internal Viscosity of Washed Red Blood Cells on Their Rheological Behaviour

  • D. Lerche
  • P. Mills
  • R. Glaser
  • J. Dufaux
  • D. Quemada

Abstract

The rheological characterization of washed RBC suspensions has been performed both using a low shear viscosimeter and a optical light back scattering system. Changing the volume of the cells and in such a way the hemoglobin concentration in the cells and/or the structure of the cell membrane by treatments with the antibiotic Amphotericin B and different pH, osmotic pressure or ionic strengths of the medium it was found that the rheological behaviour (relative viscosity in dependence on the shear rate,.02 s−1 – 128 s−1; intrinsic viscosities and the relaxation time corresponding to the orientation and desorientation) seems to be mainly connected with the change of the internal hemoglobin concentration.

Keywords

Cell Membrane Blood Cell Relaxation Time Ionic Strength Shear Rate 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Lerche
    • 1
  • P. Mills
    • 2
  • R. Glaser
    • 1
  • J. Dufaux
    • 2
  • D. Quemada
    • 2
  1. 1.Humboldt Universität zu BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Université Paris VIIFrance

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