The Fluid Mechanics of Pulsatile Flow in the Microcirculation,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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Theoretical studies of flow and mass transfer in the microcirculation and the extensive literature in blood rheology have not treated the pulsatility of microvascular blood flow and its interplay with rheology in the microvessels. It is the purpose of this paper to discuss some basic aspects of pulsatile fluid mechanics in the microcirculation, interaction with a non-Newtonian model for blood flow, and a preliminary network model for a composite microcirculatory bed.
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