Skeletal muscle capillary geometry: adaptation to chronic hypoxia.

@article{Poole1989SkeletalMC,
  title={Skeletal muscle capillary geometry: adaptation to chronic hypoxia.},
  author={David C Poole and Odile Mathieu-Costello},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={
          21-9
        }
}
The potential for gas and metabolite exchange across the capillary bed is determined largely by the capillary length and surface area available for blood-tissue transfer. It has been suggested that chronic exposure to hypoxia increases capillary tortuosity; however, the degree of orientation of capillaries in muscles of sea level animals chronically exposed to hypoxia has never been quantified rigorously. An augmented capillary tortuosity would increase capillary length per volume of muscle… CONTINUE READING

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