The cutaneous microcirculation: ultrastructure and microanatomical organization.

  title={The cutaneous microcirculation: ultrastructure and microanatomical organization.},
  author={Irwin M. Braverman},
  volume={4 3},
The cutaneous microcirculation is organized as two horizontal plexuses. One is situated 1-1.5 mm below the skin surface, and the other is at the dermal-subcutaneous junction. Ascending arterioles and descending venules are paired as they connect the two plexuses. From the upper layer, arterial capillaries arise to form the dermal papillary loops that represent the nutritive component of the skin circulation. There are sphincter-like smooth muscle cells at the point where the ascending… CONTINUE READING


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