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Blood Viscosity MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Blood Viscosity
Tree Number(s)
G09.188.370.124
G09.330.380.630.110
Unique ID
D001809
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001809
Annotation
coordinate IM with disease /‌blood (IM), not /‌physiopathol
Scope Note
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.
See Also
Hemorheology
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/06/25
Blood Viscosity Preferred
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