Fahraeus-Lindqvist effect

Fah·rae·us-Lind·qvist ef·fect

(fah-rā'us lind'kvist),
the decrease in apparent viscosity that occurs when a suspension, such as blood, is made to flow through a tube of smaller diameter; observed in tubes less than about 0.3 mm in diameter.
Synonym(s): sigma effect

Fahraeus,

Robert (Robin) Sanno, Swedish pathologist, 1888-1968.
Fahraeus method
Fahraeus-Lindqvist effect - decrease in apparent viscosity that occurs when a suspension, such as blood, is made to flow through a tube of smaller diameter.

Lindqvist,

Johan Torsten, Swedish physician, 1906–.
Fahraeus-Lindqvist effect - see under Fahraeus