Filling of microcirculation in skeletal muscles during timed India ink perfusion.


Lower leg muscles of anesthetized rabbits were perfused in situ with heparinized India ink at flows and pressures comparable to normal resting levels of 4 ml.min-1.100 g-1). Paired cross sections were counterstained with eosin to show ink-containing microvessels and reacted for alkaline phosphate to show all vessels. The fraction of microvessels filled with… (More)