Microcirculation


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Microcirculation
MicrocirculationMicrocirculation is the flow of blood in the system of smaller vessels of the body whose diameters are 100 μm or less. Virtually all cells in the body are spatially close to a microvessel. There are tens of thousands of microvessels per gram of tissue in the human body. These include arterioles, metarterioles, capillaries, and venules. The microcirculation is involved chiefly in the exchange of water, gases, hormones, nutrients, and metabolic waste products between blood and cells. A second major function of the microcirculation is regulation of vascular resistance.Normally, all microvessels other than capillaries are partially constricted by contraction of…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Microcirculation, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export