In in vitro investigations using the Harkness-viscosimeter, a logarithmic increase of the viscosity could be demonstrated for increasing concentrations of fibrinogen degradation products (FDP). This increase of viscosity could also be observed with increasing concentrations of FDP plus fibrinogen; however, increasing concentrations of fibrinogen showed a linear increase of viscosity. Increasing concentrations of FDP plus γ-globulins showed a linear curve in contrast to the exponential increase of viscosity of fibrinogen plus γ-globulins Additionally, FDP showed a lower viscosity in contrast to fibrinogen of a comparable viscosity, using a Brookfield-viscosimeter at different shear rates, in presence of a suspension of erythrocytes
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