Heterogeneous blood flow distribution within single skeletal muscles in the rabbit: role of vasomotion, sympathetic nerve activity and effect of vasodilation.

A major heterogeneous distribution of blood flow has been described on a non-microvascular level within single skeletal muscles at rest and during exercise hyperaemia both in the dog and in the rabbit. The heterogeneity in blood flow distribution could be composed of both a steady-state region-to-region variability (spatial) and a time-dependent variability… CONTINUE READING