Development of the vascular supply in rat skeletal muscles.

  title={Development of the vascular supply in rat skeletal muscles.},
  author={Gottfried Bogusch},
  journal={Acta anatomica},
  volume={120 4},
The vascular development in the extensor muscles of rat forelegs from 12-day-old embryos up to 9-day-old animals was investigated with a light microscope using semithin plastic sections. On late day 12, blood vessels are distributed over the whole cross sectional area of the foreleg. On early day 13, a rearrangement of the blood vessels is visible. Now an avascular centre is enclosed by a vascularized tissue mantle, in which the muscle anlage starts developing. Few capillaries are visible… CONTINUE READING