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Hemorheological Changes and Characteristic Parameters Derived From Whole Blood Viscometry in Chronic Heroin Addicts.
A group of 15 chronic opioid addicts (DA) with mean age 26.5+/-7.3 years was studied by means of a rotational Contraves Low Shear 30 viscometer and the results have been compared with a control group of 19 healthy subjects. It was found that the mean whole blood viscosity values of the...
Tags: Methadone, Hematocrit (Hct) (or packed cell volume PCV, erythrocyte volume fraction EVF), Shear rate, Whole blood viscosity (WBV), Yield stress, Erythrocyte aggregation (RBC aggregation)