Metabolites in Shock

  • Robert M. HardawayIII
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 62)


It is generally thought that the most important aspect of tissue perfusion is the delivery of oxygen to the cell. However, that is probably not the case. Cell metabolites and their removal by capillary perfusion are probably more critical. Absence of removal of cell metabolites will probably cause injury or death of the cell before lack of oxygen will.


Lactic Acid Hemorrhagic Shock Lactic Acid Production Capillary Flow Arteriovenous Shunt 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. HardawayIII
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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTexas Tech. University Regional Academic Health CenterEl PasoUSA

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