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viscosity questions

Discussion in 'NBDE Exams & Licensure Exams' started by wise146, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. wise146

    wise146 Senior Member
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    Where is blood viscosity highest?

    aorta
    vena cava
    vasa recta
    pulm. vein
    pulm artery
     
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    correct me if I am wrong:
    as the diameter of a tube dicreases, visosity increases:
    so Answer is : Vasa Recta
     
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    I'm thinking this too: In the vasa recta, quite a bit of fluid has been filtered out, with protein remaining in the blood. High protein and low fluid leads to high viscosity.
     
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    As to me, viscosity is a property of fluid itself and shouldn't have any dependancy on vessel's diameter.
    Various fluids will only react differently in different diameters...
    But still not sure about the answer :rolleyes:
    I will repost it in NBDEAnswers and see what those guys think!
     
  7. mam6701e

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    agree w you guys
    vasa recta
     

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