Roles for nitric oxide in venular-to-arteriolar and arteriolar-to-arteriolar communication

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Communication of tissue requirements for blood flow with resistance arterioles of the small intestine represents a major regulatory challenge. The primary metabolic tissue is the mucosa but most of the resistance regulation occurs in large arterioles within the submucosa. Two forms of communication are known to occur. First, as small arterioles in the mucosa change resistance, flow-dependent mechanisms involving nitric oxide (NO) occur in the larger arterioles. Secondly, venular-to-arteriolar communication through vasoactive molecules in blood increase NO formation by venules and arterioles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S-71-S-72
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event2000 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society - Washington, WA, USA
Duration: Oct 12 2000Oct 14 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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