Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Mol Interv. 2003 Mar;3(2):79-89, 51.

Vasomotion: mechanisms and physiological importance.

Author information

1
The Water and Salt Center and Department of Physiology University of Aarhus, Universitetsparken, Bldg 160 Dk-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. holger.nilsson@fi.au.dk

Abstract

That smooth muscles dilate and contract rhythmically has been known for a long time and the phenomenon has been studied for nearly as long. However, the causes and effects of smooth muscle oscillation (termed vasomotion) are far from clear. It is thought that vasomotion aids the delivery of oxygen to tissues surrounding capillary beds. On the other hand, unregulated vasomotion might participate in the development and maintenance of pathophysiological states. Nilsson and Aalkjaer review what is known about vasomotion and its consequences.

PMID:
14993429
DOI:
10.1124/mi.3.2.79
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center