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Oxygen Transport in Skeletal Muscle: Capillary Geometry in Longitudinal Section

  • A. C. Groom
  • M. J. Plyley
  • G. Sutherland
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 75)

Abstract

For more than half a century researchers have recognised the need for quantitative measurements of the geometrical distribution of capillaries in the various organs of tissues of the body. Yet even today such information is very scarce in the literature, the reason, of course, being that spatial distribution of capillaries is a very complicated matter. Although it is easy to take pictures of the microcirculation it is not easy to reduce the information they contain to numerical form.

Keywords

Longitudinal Section Fibre Diameter Oxygen Transport Segment Length Geometrical Distribution 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. C. Groom
    • 1
  • M. J. Plyley
    • 1
  • G. Sutherland
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiophysicsUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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