Flashcards in Hemodynamics Deck (36)
What is sheer stress proportional to?
The viscosity and the sheer rate (rate at which the axial velocity changes from the wall to the lumen) and the flow rate
What is sheer stress inversely proportional to?
cube of the vessel radius
In a blood vessel, which area has the minimal frictional retardation and maximal velocity?
the axial layer
Is sheer stress involved in endotheliam cell signalling and the development of atherosclerosis?
True or False:
Anything that changes the velocity will lead to stress and sheer