The Sensing of Oxygen Tension in the Pulmonary Circulation

  • Alfred P. Fishman
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 78)


It now seems settled that acute hypoxia elicits pulmonary vasoconstriction and that the predominant site of constriction is the small muscular pulmonary artery1–3. What remains to be resolved is how this vasoconstriction comes about4.


Vascular Smooth Muscle Pulmonary Circulation Acute Hypoxia Lung Mast Cell Alveolar Hypoxia 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred P. Fishman
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular-Pulmonary DivisionUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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