CLOTS OF BLOOD PLASMAA. V. Savushkin UDC 612.115.1,12 Clots of blood plasma with a decreased content of thrombocytes were investigated on a special tearing machine. The strength and deformation characteristics of the samples have been determined. The data obtained are of interest to biomechanicians and doctors. They supplement the pathogenetic views of thromboses. Chita State Medical Academy, Chita, Russia; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Translated from Inzhenerno-Fizicheskii Zhurnal, Vol. 76, No. 3, pp. 147-149, May-June, 2003. Original article submitted October 4, 2002.