Overview of Microcirculatory Oxygen Measurements and their Contribution to Our Understanding of Oxygen Delivery to Tissue

  • Paul C. Johnson
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 454)


It is well recognized that advances in science are highly dependent upon advances in instrumentation. Many examples could be given but for present purposes we can focus on the impact of new methodology on our understanding of the delivery of oxygen to tissue. On a moment-by-moment basis the most important function of the circulatory system is oxygen delivery to the tissues.


Oxygen Delivery Oxygen Exchange Capillary Network Heart Circ Oxygen Loss 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul C. Johnson
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  1. 1.Department of BioengineeringUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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