Calculation of Oxygen Pressures and Fluxes in a Flat Plane Perpendicular to Any Capillary Distribution

  • Louis Hoofd
  • Zdenek Turek
  • Jos Olders
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 248)


Most modelling of oxygen transport in tissue has been based on the classical Krogh-Erlang equation (Krogh, 1919), which describes oxygen diffusion in any circular cross-section of a spherical cylinder around a capillary. Extensions like facilitated diffusion and non-zero-order oxygen consumption can be built in and combined with blood flow and capillary spacing heterogeneity (Turek et al., this volume). Other models are based on computer simulations (Federspiel, 1986; Popel et al., 1986; Groebe, 1987), with the disadvantage of describing only specific situations; thus making application in real heterogeneous tissue impossible.


Oxygen Partial Pressure Capillary Pressure Oxygen Transport Flux Line Capillary Barrier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis Hoofd
    • 1
  • Zdenek Turek
    • 1
  • Jos Olders
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. PhysiologyUniversity of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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