Fahraeus–Lindquist effect

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The effect of vessel diameter on blood flow. In very narrow vessels, blood behaves as if viscosity was reduced. This makes it less demanding for the heart to pump the blood through the vessels. The effect is very important during intense physical activity when the blood flow through capillaries is very high.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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