Ideas about control of skeletal and cardiac muscle blood flow (1876-2003): cycles of revision and new vision.

@article{Rowell2004IdeasAC,
  title={Ideas about control of skeletal and cardiac muscle blood flow (1876-2003): cycles of revision and new vision.},
  author={Loring B. Rowell},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={384-92}
}
This perspective examines origins of some key ideas central to major issues to be addressed in five subsequent mini-reviews related to Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle Blood Flow. The questions discussed are as follows. 1). What causes vasodilation in skeletal and cardiac muscle and 2). might the mechanisms be the same in both? 3). How important is muscle's mechanical contribution (via muscle pumping) to muscle blood flow, including its effect on cardiac output? 4). Is neural (vasoconstrictor… CONTINUE READING