Multiple dilator pathways in skeletal muscle contraction-induced arteriolar dilations.

@article{Murrant2002MultipleDP,
  title={Multiple dilator pathways in skeletal muscle contraction-induced arteriolar dilations.},
  author={Coral L Murrant and Ingrid H. Sarelius},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={282 4},
  pages={R969-78}
}
To determine whether nitric oxide (NO), adenosine (Ado) receptors, or ATP-sensitive potassium (K(ATP)) channels play a role in arteriolar dilations induced by muscle contraction, we used a cremaster preparation in anesthetized hamsters in which we stimulated four to five muscle fibers lying perpendicular to a transverse arteriole (maximal diameter approximately 35-65 microm). The diameter of the arteriole at the site of overlap of the stimulated muscle fibers (the local site) and at a remote… CONTINUE READING