Intrinsic tone and distensibility of in vitro and in situ cat pulmonary arteries

  title={Intrinsic tone and distensibility of in vitro and in situ cat pulmonary arteries},
  author={James J. Madden and Amir Al-Tinawi and E K Birks and Patrick A Keller and Christopher A. Dawson},
This study was designed to determine the in vitro and in situ diameter vs pressure relationship of 200- to 1,200-μm diameter pulmonary arteries in the cat. Diameter vs pressure relationships of these arteries were obtained using two methods, microscopic observation of in vitro cannulated and pressurized arteries and X-ray angiography of in situ arteries. Both in vitro and in situ arteries were studied first under normal conditions and then after reducing tone with Ca2+-free solution (in vitro… CONTINUE READING


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