Coupling of Hemodynamics to Diffusional Oxygen Mass Transport
How can diffusional fluxes of that magnitude from the red blood cell into the muscle fiber be achieved in spite of unfavourably long diffusion paths?
How is it possible that red cell transit times through the capillary bed are sufficiently long to discharge enough oxygen even though blood flow values are 25-fold compared to rest and the capillary bed is significantly de-recruited due to raised tissue pressures.
KeywordsTransit Time Flow Path Functional Capillary Density Transit Time Distribution Discharge Hematocrit
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