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Viscosimeters, Blood Plasma

Definition : Viscosimeters designed to measure the viscosity of blood plasma. These viscosimeters typically consist of automated instruments that use mechanical methods to measure the viscosity, including dedicated falling ball, rotational, and capillary (e.g., Harkness) viscosimeters; some instruments can process blood by taking samples directly from test tubes. Viscosimeters using fluorescent molecules that are viscosity sensitive have also been developed. Blood plasma viscosimeters are intended to detect anomalies in blood plasma viscosity that may be associated with diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, infection, myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis, and cardiac infarction.

Entry Terms : "Plasma Viscosimeters" , "Blood Plasma Viscosimeters"

UMDC code : 16441

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