Plasma viscosity and the haemodilution following distance running

John Robertson, Ronald John Maughan, Kim Walker, Ron Davidson

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Previously, we have found that both haemoglobin (Hb) and packed cell volume (PCV) are lowered between 24h and 72h following endurance exercise. We have subsequently monitored plasma viscosity and related indices in venous blood from 11 young males before and after a 21.1km road race.

Over the period of the race, there was a significant reduction in plasma volume (4.3 ± 6.0%, mean ± SD, p
We conclude that plasma viscosity remains normal despite the plasma volume expansion following endurance exercise and that this is dependent on maintenance of plasma protein concentration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-57
JournalClinical Hemorology and Microcirculation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990


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