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The Flow Properties of Blood

  • Y. C. Fung


Blood is a marvelous fluid that nurtures life, contains many enzymes and hormones, knows when to flow and when to clot, and transports oxygen and carbon dioxide between the lungs and the cells of the tissues. We can leave the study of most of these important functions of blood to hematologists, biochemists, and pathological chemists. For biomechanics the most important information we need is the, constitutive equation.


Shear Rate Flow Property Blood Viscosity Blood Rheology Dextran Solution 
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  • Y. C. Fung
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  1. 1.University of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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