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Regulation of Capillary Blood Flow: A New Concept

  • D. K. Harrison
  • S. Birkenhake
  • N. Hagen
  • S. Knauf
  • M. Kessler
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 248)

Abstract

Last year we presented preliminary data which indicated a considerable inhomogeneity of capillary blood flow in skeletal muscle as measured both in the sartorius muscle of dogs and in the vastus medialis muscle in rabbits (Harrison et al., 1988). Measurements of capillary blood flow with particular emphasis on its distribution at rest, using hydrogen clearance techniques, during hypoxaemia and in contracting muscle led us to propose a two compartment model for the distribution of capillary blood flow in skeletal muscle.

Keywords

Capillary Blood Flow Sartorius Muscle Hydrogen Clearance Oxygen Reserve High Flow Region 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. K. Harrison
    • 1
  • S. Birkenhake
    • 1
  • N. Hagen
    • 1
  • S. Knauf
    • 1
  • M. Kessler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physiologie und Kardiologie der Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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