Microcirculation in Health and Disease

  • Benjamin W. Zweifach


Although considerable information is available concerning the ultrastructure and histology of the terminal vascular bed for humans, our understanding of the dynamics of this system rests largely upon experimental studies in animals. In situ measurements of microvessel behavior in man have been made in superficial structures, such as the eye [1], the nailfold or the digits [2], or the skin in general and dealt in the main with structural alternations in particular vessels. The most meaningful measurements in patients that dealt with functional mechanisms were concerned with blood-tissue exchange [3].


Transmural Pressure Intravital Microscopy Bulbar Conjunctiva Microvascular Abnormality Superficial Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin W. Zweifach
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  1. 1.AMES-Bioengineering, M-005University of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

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