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The shear stress of keeping arteries clear

The force exerted by blood as it flows through the vessels influences the development of atherosclerosis. An understanding of how disturbed flow leads to disease is now emerging.

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Figure 1: Stress and of the endothelial cell.

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Harrison, D. The shear stress of keeping arteries clear. Nat Med 11, 375–376 (2005).

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