Erythrocyte Aggregation


Agglutination, Intravascular

Agglutinations, Intravascular

Aggregation, Erythrocyte

Aggregation, Intravascular Erythrocyte

Aggregations, Erythrocyte

Aggregations, Intravascular Erythrocyte

Erythrocyte Aggregation, Intravascular

Erythrocyte Aggregations

Erythrocyte Aggregations, Intravascular

Erythrocyte Rouleaux Formation

Erythrocyte Rouleaux Formations

Formation, Erythrocyte Rouleaux

Formations, Erythrocyte Rouleaux

Intravascular Agglutination

Intravascular Agglutinations

Intravascular Erythrocyte Aggregation

Intravascular Erythrocyte Aggregations

Rouleaux Formation, Erythrocyte

Rouleaux Formations, Erythrocyte

The formation of clumps of RED BLOOD CELLS under low or non-flow conditions, resulting from the attraction forces between the red blood cells. The cells adhere to each other in rouleaux aggregates. Slight mechanical force, such as occurs in the circulation, is enough to disperse these aggregates. Stronger or weaker than normal aggregation may result from a variety of effects in the ERYTHROCYTE MEMBRANE or in BLOOD PLASMA. The degree of aggregation is affected by ERYTHROCYTE DEFORMABILITY, erythrocyte membrane sialylation, masking of negative surface charge by plasma proteins, etc. BLOOD VISCOSITY and the ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE are affected by the amount of erythrocyte aggregation and are parameters used to measure the aggregation.

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