Role for capillaries in coupling blood flow with metabolism.

  title={Role for capillaries in coupling blood flow with metabolism.},
  author={Ingrid H. Sarelius and Kenneth D Cohen and Coral L Murrant},
  journal={Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology},
  volume={27 10},
1. Skeletal muscle blood flow is coupled with metabolism; for this coupling to be effective in matching blood flow to capillary exchange, control of capillary blood flow and recruitment must reside at the capillary level. 2. Capillaries are, indeed, capable of sensing and responding to vasoactive stimuli. We report studies that indicate that contraction of skeletal muscle fibres underneath capillaries is capable of increasing blood flow in those capillaries. 3. This presumed metabolically… CONTINUE READING


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