Blood Cells and the Control of the Circulation

  • E. Ernst
  • A. Matrai
  • J. Dormandy
Conference paper


Christopher Morley once characterized the human being as an “ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.” Most plumbers will indeed confirm that the content of a tube has strong effects on its patency and flow. It is reasonable, therefore, to ask what the influence of blood cells on the circulation might be.


Blood Viscosity Blood Cell Deformability Isovolemic Hemodilution Cell Rheology Arteriolar Vasomotion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Ernst
    • 1
  • A. Matrai
    • 1
  • J. Dormandy
    • 2
  1. 1.Hemorheology Research Laboratory, Clinic for Physical MedicineUniversity of MunichMünchen 2Germany
  2. 2.St. James’ and St. George’s HospitalLondonUK

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