The Hypoxic Response to Hypovolemia

  • Hermann Metzger
  • Sabine Heuber-Metzger
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 180)


The induction of hypovolemia within an organism triggers off many, closely associated processes whereby individual details of their spatial and temporal interactions are not yet fully understood. The most important primary responses to hypovolemia are:
  • reduction in the transport of O2 and CO2 molecules

  • decrease in velocity of capillary flow as a consequence of the resulting hypotension

  • change in capillary perfusion pattern of the various organs.


Hypoxic Response Liver Surface Traumatic Shock Additional Trauma Small Blood Volume 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Metzger
    • 1
  • Sabine Heuber-Metzger
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of PhysiologyMedizinische Hochschule HannoverHannover 61Germany

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