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The purpose of this investigation was to study the effect of the presence of red blood cells (RBCs) in the plasma layer near the arteriole wall on nitric oxide (NO) and oxygen (O2) transport. To this end, we extended a coupled NO and O2 diffusion-reaction model in the arteriole, developed by our group, to include the effect of the presence of RBCs in the(More)
We investigated changes in calcium concentration in cultured bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAECs) and rat adrenomedulary endothelial cells (RAMECs, microvascular) in response to different levels of shear stress. In BAECs, the onset of shear stress elicited a transient increase in intracellular calcium concentration that was spatially uniform,(More)
We propose a model to explain experimentally observed effects of Gz onset rates and levels on the time of occurrence of loss of vision and/or consciousness. The model is based on the existence of two generally accepted parameters: a G limit beyond which cerebral perfusion ceases, and a buffer time between loss of perfusion and loss of function. When applied(More)
We developed a mathematical model to simulate shear stress-dependent nitric oxide (NO) production and transport in a 3D microcirculatory network based on published data. The model consists of a 100 μm × 500 μm × 75 μm rectangular volume of tissue containing two arteriole-branching trees, and nine capillaries surrounding the vessels. Computed distributions(More)
  • T W Moore, J Foley, B R Reddy, F Kepics, D Jaron
  • 1987
An experimental system to deliver synchronized external pressure pulsations to the lower body is described in this technical note. The system is designed using a microcomputer with a real time interface and an electro-pneumatic subsystem capable of delivering pressure pulses to a modified anti-G suit at a fast rate. It is versatile, containing many options(More)
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