Jamin and "True" Meniscal Resistances: A Single Meniscus Apparatus

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Science  12 Oct 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3537, pp. 140-141
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3537.140


Meniscal resistance to movement of aqueous liquids in glass capillary tubes is due either to soiled walls or to dissolved surface-active agents. With the latter there are sharp maxima at concentrations of ¼ to ½ gram per liter. Blood serum and plasma exhibit significant "true" meniscal resistance.