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Medical Term:

still layer


Definition: the layer of the bloodstream in the capillary vessels, next to the wall of the vessel, that flows slowly and transports the white blood cells along the layer wall, whereas in the center the flow is rapid and transports the red blood cells.

Synonym(s): plasma layer, Poiseuille space, sluggish layer

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