Diffusion-Perfusion Relationships in Skeletal Muscle: Models and Experimental Evidence from Inert Gas Washout

  • J. Piiper
  • M. Meyer
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 169)


The aim of the present research was to study the basic gas exchange mechanisms — diffusion and perfusion — and their interaction in order to better understand O2 and CO2 exchange in muscle tissue. Instead of the respiratory gases O2 and CO2, inert gases were used because their transfer behaviour is more easily analyzed due to absence of chemical combination and of comsumption or production.


Washout Rate Muscle Blood Flow Extensor Digitorum Longus Muscle Tritiated Water Venous Vessel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Piiper
    • 1
  • M. Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung PhysiologieMax-Planck-Institut für experimentelle MedizinGöttingenGermany

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