A Comparison of the Microcirculation in Rat Spinotrapezius Muscle and Muscle Fascia

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dc.contributor.author JACOBITZ, Frank -
dc.contributor.author ANDERSON, Spencer -
dc.contributor.author BABILA, Elvis -
dc.contributor.author GABBARD, Matthew -
dc.contributor.author WEISS, Casey -
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-02T15:21:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-02T15:21:14Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.issn 2491-715X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2042/36675
dc.description The microcirculation in rat spinotrapezius muscle and muscle fascia is investigated using a computational approach. The simulations are based on a realistic microvascular network structure obtained from microscope observations and consider both blood rheology and vessel elasticity. An improved model for the apparent viscosity of blood is developed to take the shear thinning nature of blood into account. Capillary bundles of muscle tissue are composed of vessels that mainly follow the direction of muscle fibers. In muscle fascia, however, the capillary vessels form a mesh like network without a preferred direction. This structural difference leads to significant differences in the microcirculation. In the muscle fascia, vessel length, velocity, and shear rate follow a lognormal distribution. In muscle, however, the data does not support a lognormal distribution. For both networks, the hematocrit follows an approximately normal distribution. -
dc.publisher AFM, Maison de la Mécanique, 39/41 rue Louis Blanc - 92400 Courbevoie fr_FR
dc.relation.ispartof 19ème Congrès Français de Mécanique (Marseille 2009)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Congrès français de mécanique
dc.rights Document en accès libre : http://irevues.inist.fr/utilisation fr_FR
dc.title A Comparison of the Microcirculation in Rat Spinotrapezius Muscle and Muscle Fascia -
dc.contributor.affiliation University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, 92110, San Diego, California, USA, Tél. : +16192607820, Fax : +16192602303, Courriel : jacobitz@sandiego.edu fr_FR

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