Distribution of Local Oxygen Consumption in Resting Skeletal Muscle

  • Hans-Jürgen Meuer
  • Michael Ahrens
  • Christine Ranke
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 191)


Skeletal muscle tissue is composed of muscle fibers of different metabolic types. Therefore, the oxygen consumption rate, VO2, is expected to vary within the tissue. An appropriate principle to determine these local differences is perfusion stop, because the tissue PO2 drop, reflecting VO2, can be measured at sufficient high spatial resolution by oxygen microelectrodes.


Oxygen Consumption Rate Cylinder Surface Neuromuscular Blocking Agent Oxidative Fiber Myoglobin Concentration 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Jürgen Meuer
    • 1
  • Michael Ahrens
    • 1
  • Christine Ranke
    • 1
  1. 1.Zentrum PhysiologieMedizinische Hochschule HannoverHannover 61Germany

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