Rhythmical oscillations in rat testicular microcirculation as recorded by laser Doppler flowmetry.

@article{Damber1983RhythmicalOI,
  title={Rhythmical oscillations in rat testicular microcirculation as recorded by laser Doppler flowmetry.},
  author={J. E. Damber and O Lindahl and Gunnar Selstam and Torsten Tenland},
  journal={Acta physiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1983},
  volume={118 2},
  pages={117-23}
}
We have earlier reported that local testicular blood flow, recorded by laser Doppler flowmetry, shows large oscillations with a frequency of 5-10 min-1. In the present study it is proposed that the recorded oscillations represent mainly local microvascular blood flow variations rather than variations in total testicular blood flow or tissue movements. The reasons for this are: (a) Blood flow simultaneously measured at two separate sites showed oscillations with different frequencies. (b) A… CONTINUE READING