Skeletal muscle capillary densities during reactive hyperemia

R Clinton Webb, J. H. Myers

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Reactive hyperemia was induced in hindlimbs of rats by occlusion of the femoral artery. Using fluorescein dye as a peripheral vascular marker, we observed that there was an increase in the number of flowing capillaries supplying the muscle fibres following release of the occlusion. The results indicate that the number of flowing capillaries is not dependent on the duration of occlusion (2-10 min).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1476-1477
Number of pages2
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 1979
Externally publishedYes


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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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