Role of spleen in integrated control of splanchnic vascular tone: physiology and pathophysiology.

Aside from its established immunologic and hematologic functions, the spleen also plays an important role in cardiovascular regulation. This occurs through changes in intrasplenic microvascular tone, as well as through splenic neurohormonal modulation of the renal and mesenteric vascular beds. Splenic regulation of blood volume occurs predominantly through… CONTINUE READING