Intravascular inhomogeneous distribution of oxygen in arterioles of rat cremaster muscle

Hirosuke Kobayashi, Naosada Takizawa, Kazuo Tanishita

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Previously, cross-sectional oxygen distribution in microvessels was assumed to be homogeneous. The oxygen profile in the arterioles of rat cremaster muscle was measured using microspectrophotometry and a PO2 microelectrode, showing a drop in S02 as well as PO2 close to the vascular wall with a flat PO2 profile in the perivascular tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-583
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Physiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec
Externally publishedYes



  • Microelectrode
  • Oxygen
  • Spectrophotometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology

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