Evidence that capillary perfusion heterogeneity is not controlled in striated muscle.


We tested the hypothesis that the heterogeneity of capillary blood flow distribution in striated muscle is inversely proportional to tissue blood flow by examining the patterns of red blood cell flow in the capillaries of hamster tibialis anterior muscles. Capillary red blood cell velocities and capillary red blood cell fluxes were measured as indexes of… (More)