Localized Heterogeneity of Red Cell Velocity in Skeletal Muscle at Rest and After Contraction
Heterogeneity of blood flow in the microcirculation is one of the key parameters that determine oxygenation of tissue. The degree of heterogeneity will dictate the degree of mismatch between the convective transport of materials within the microvessels and the diffusive transport from blood to tissue. Although heterogeneity has been recognized as one of the key features of the microcirculation, it has not been measured in sufficient detail (Duling and Damon, 1987).
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