Muscle capillary supply in hind limb and diaphragm of the common shrew (Sorex araneus)

  title={Muscle capillary supply in hind limb and diaphragm of the common shrew (Sorex araneus)},
  author={Jukka Savolainen and Matti Vornanen},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
Shrew species of the subfamily Soricinae have unusually high metabolic rates when compared to Crocidurinae shrews and other similar-sized mammals. The aim of this study was to clarify whether the high basal metabolic rate of Soricinae shrews is reflected in a high capillary density in their muscles. To this end, the capillary supply of four limb muscles and diaphragm of the common shrew (Sorex araneus) was quantified from cross-sectioned muscles. The capillary densities of the limb muscles were… CONTINUE READING


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