Oxygen Pressures Calculated in a Tissue Volume with Parallel Capillaries

  • Louis Hoofd
  • Jos Olders
  • Zdenek Turek
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 277)


Recently, we presented a model of oxygen diffusion in a flat plane with arbitrary capillary distribution (Hoofd et al., 1989). Capillary locations were read in from a tissue photomicrograph, and PO2 was calculated in the flat plane of the cross section, for a given set of input parameters, assuming only two-dimensional diffusion.


Oxygen Transport Axial Diffusion Capillary Length Extraction Pressure Flat Plane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis Hoofd
    • 1
  • Jos Olders
    • 1
  • Zdenek Turek
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. PhysiologyUniversity of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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