Richard J. Bing

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In 50 anesthetized cats the microcirculation in intermediate and deeper layers of the cerebral cortex was visualized in vivo by microtransillumination, and documented by high-speed microcinephotography. The viability of the preparation was verified in a series of experiments demonstrating spontaneous vasomotion and responsiveness to chemical stimulation of(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) donors are pharmacologically active substances that release NO in vivo or in vitro. NO has a variety of functions such as the release of prostanoids, inhibition of platelet aggregation, effect on angiogenesis, and production of oxygen free radicals. This report discusses the chemical and pharmacological characteristics of NO donors, their(More)
The myocardium is able to utilize both carbohydrates and noncarbohydrates for the performance of its work (1). Extraction of an individual substrate is usually determined by its arterial level. Thus, after a carbohydrate meal the heart derives much of its energy from the metabolism of carbohydrates; however, in the fasting state myocardial energy production(More)
Krebs-Henseleit buffer (KH) and a perfluorochemical (FC-43) were compared as perfusates in an isolated working rabbit heart preparation. Both perfusates were oxygenated in an identical manner using an infant bubble oxygenator. After 60 min of perfusion, no difference could be detected in the ratio of wet to dry heart weight between KH- and FC-43-perfused(More)
coronary oxygen difference shows little change, the increase in oxygen consumption of the heart muscle is primarily the result of an increased coronary blood flow. As the cardiac work rises more than the myocardial oxygen consumption, the left ventricular efficiency increases. The response of the failing heart muscle to acute increases in load produced by(More)
The first heart sound of 29 normal, young males, recorded at the apex of the heart, was analysed for the power content as a function of frequency using the technique of the fast Fourier transform. The frequency spectra were seen to contain peaks in the low-frequency range (10–50 Hz) and the medium-frequency range (50–140 Hz). The average spectrum of the(More)