Mathematical Analysis of PO2 and Local Flow Distribution in the Carotid Body

  • F. Degner
  • H. Acker
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 191)


The local environment of chemoreceptor elements in the carotid body with regard to oxygen supply is of importance for the receptor mechanism. In the literature the absolute figures of tissue PO2, local flow, and oxygen consumption are not described clearly.


Oxygen Consumption Carotid Body Partial Derivation Blood Pressure Difference Serial Reconstruction 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Degner
    • 1
  • H. Acker
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für SystemphysiologieDortmund 1Germany

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