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deformability

 [de-form″ah-bil´ĭ-te]
the ability of cells to change shape as they pass through narrow spaces, such as erythrocytes passing through the microvasculature.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·form·a·bi·li·ty

(dē-fōrm'ă-bil'i-tē),
The ability of cells, such as erythrocytes, to change shape as they pass through narrow spaces, such as the microvasculature.
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In other words, according to Ca number, bigger droplets have higher deformability. The ascending trend can be attributed to droplet coalescence during shearing which results in increasing the transient stress and it can be inferred that big droplets have tendency to coalesce more readily than blends containing 1, 6, and 10 wt%.
Chasis, "Red blood cell deformability, membrane material properties and shape: regulation by transmembrane, skeletal and cytosolic proteins and lipids," Seminars in Hematology, vol.
Secondly, healthy RBCs exhibit higher deformability than sick RBCs during passage through a constriction area.
Although the deformability of the erythrocyte membrane is related to its fluidity, which is impaired by oxidative stress, it is also influenced by cytoplasmic viscosity, which in turn is regulated by mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and intracellular volume of water.
Due to the existence of a hole, specimen B has a free surface, which will allow the specimen to have greater deformability. The initial stress of the specimen is radial gradient stress and implies that the holes had a greater influence on the mechanical properties of the specimen according to previous research [29, 33-35].
Competition between deformability and charge transport in semiconducting polymers for flexible and stretchable electronics.
The effects of residual stresses over strength capacitiy and deformability is studied in Figure 9.
Schipper et al., "Determinants of red blood cell deformability in relation to cell age," European Journal of Haematology, vol.
The number of the triggered slip system increases, and the plastic deformability of material is enhanced; lower stress is needed for yielding of material, and the yield strength is decreased.
The deformability test of the optimized ethosome and the size of the vesicles before filter through a 200 nm polycarbonate filters was 363.67 [+ or -] 22.38 nm with pdI being 0.22 [+ or -] 0.05.
It is suspected that hemoglobin abnormalities may also be involved in the DPN pathogenesis through the process of bilirubin metabolism and erythrocyte deformability. As a byproduct of normal hemoglobin breakdown, bilirubin has antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties and may effectively protect peripheral nerves against free-radical-induced damage [7-9].
Erythrocyte deformability, red blood cell (RBC) aggregation, hematocrit (Hct), and blood viscosity are well-known components of hemorheology [12-14].