Selective vasodilators redistribute intestinal blood flow and depress oxygen uptake.

In this paper we report the effects of adenosine and isoproterenol on intestinal oxygen consumption. Using the recently developed technique of laser-Doppler velocimetry (LDV), we also studied the effects of these two agents on regional blood flow in the canine intestinal mucosa and muscularis. In isolated gut loops perfused at constant blood flow, both… (More)