What can we learn from Einstein and Arrhenius about the optimal flow of our blood


The oxygen flow in humans and other higher animals depends on the erythrocyte-to-blood volume ratio, the hematocrit. Since it is physiologically favourable when the flow of oxygen transport is maximum it can be assumed that this situation has been achieved during evolution. If the hematocrit was too low, too few erythrocytes could transport oxygen. If it was too high, the blood would be very viscous, so that oxygen supply would again be reduced.


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Biochim. Biophys. Acta
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1840(1): 271-6
8th Sep 2013

Stefan Schuster, Heiko Stark

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