FIGURE 4.2. Physical forces caused by blood flow and blood pressure act on the walls of blood vessels.

FIGURE 4.2

Physical forces caused by blood flow and blood pressure act on the walls of blood vessels. Flowing blood generates shear stress tangential to the endothelial cell surface. Circumferential stretch is caused by the action of blood pressure. Redrawn after Chien (2007) [28].

From: Chapter 4, Regulation: Mechanical Factors

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Adair TH, Montani JP.
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