The Krogh Cylinder Geometry is Not Appropriate for Modelling O2 Transport in Contracted Skeletal Muscle

  • C. G. Ellis
  • R. F. Potter
  • A. C. Groom
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 159)


Mathematical models of oxygen transport to tissue provide us with a quantitative means of assessing how each mass transport parameter affects oxygen delivery. These models thus play an important role as we attempt to determine what local control mechanises are responsible for matching the microvascular oxygen supply to the tissue’s metabolic needs. This is especially true in skeletal (and cardiac) muscle where the oxygen consumption rate increases dramatically from rest to exercise.


Oxygen Transport Oxygen Consumption Rate Oxygen Exchange Axial Diffusion Capillary Recruitment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. G. Ellis
    • 1
  • R. F. Potter
    • 1
  • A. C. Groom
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biophysics — Health Sciences CentreThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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