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Blood Viscosity

"Blood Viscosity" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The internal resistance of the BLOOD to shear forces. The in vitro measure of whole blood viscosity is of limited clinical utility because it bears little relationship to the actual viscosity within the circulation, but an increase in the viscosity of circulating blood can contribute to morbidity in patients suffering from disorders such as SICKLE CELL ANEMIA and POLYCYTHEMIA.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Blood Viscosity" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Blood Viscosity" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 51 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 1991 and 2005 and 2012 and 2018
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