Neural and Transmitter Influence on the Capillary Diameter in Exteriorized Frog Mesentery

  • H. H. Dietrich
  • H. Weigelt
  • D. W. Lübbers
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 180)


Whether capillaries can actively change their diameter and so participate on the regulation of microcirculation and on the capillary exchange processes is still a matter of controversy because of contradictory observations reported in the literature (Krogh, 1929; Field, 1935, Zweifach, 1937; Chambers and Zweifach, 1944; for literature see Weigelt, 1983).


Electrical Stimulation Initial Diameter Capillary Diameter Capillary Blood Flow Direct Electrical Stimulation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. H. Dietrich
    • 1
  • H. Weigelt
    • 1
  • D. W. Lübbers
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für SystemphysiologieDortmund 1Germany

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