Flow behavior of erythrocytes in living microvessels: Analysis of the distribution of dynamic hematocrits measured in vivo

S. Homma, M. Sato, Y. Sugishita, N. Ohshima

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Abstract

We developed a new method for visualizing the flow behavior of erythrocytes in living microvessels by the fluorescent labeling technique. Intravital microscopic observation of the microcirculation in the rat mesentery using this technique enabled quantitative analyses of a few hydrodynamic aspects of the two-phase blood flow; e.g. diameter-flow relationships in a consecutively branched vascular network and the distribution of erythrocytes in an arteriolar bifurcation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-904
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Multiphase Flow
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Oct

Keywords

  • blood flow rate
  • cell distribution function
  • dynamic hematocrit
  • erythrocyte
  • fluorescent labeling
  • intravital microscope
  • microcirculation
  • preferential flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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