Functional aspects of myogenic vascular control.

  title={Functional aspects of myogenic vascular control.},
  author={Stefan Mellander},
  journal={Journal of hypertension. Supplement : official journal of the International Society of Hypertension},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={S21-30; discussion S31}
  • Stefan Mellander
  • Published 1989 in
    Journal of hypertension. Supplement : official…
Recent in vivo observations, especially in skeletal muscle, of macro- and microvascular myogenic reactivity and its functional consequences suggest that myogenic regulatory mechanisms contribute directly or indirectly to circulatory homeostasis by exerting the following main functions: (1) A blood pressure-induced tonic excitatory function of the vasculature, thereby initiating a pronounced intrinsic myogenic basal tone in the arterial microvessels; (2) a homeostatic resistance function (high… CONTINUE READING