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AUTHORS: L. N. Katiukhin
JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Vol.3 No.4, November 14, 2013
ABSTRACT: The study was carried out to evaluate deformable and aggregative erythrocyte properties in humans under normal and pathological states and in rats exposed to various stressors. A strong correlation between the erythrocyte rheological determinants, i.e. deformability index and aggregation rate, was found under pathological and stress-induced states. The physiological significance of this phenomenon is to maintain the native structure of blood flow.