Effects of pH on Blood Flow and Peripheral Resistance in Muscular and Cutaneous Vascular Beds in the Hind Limb of the Pentobarbitalized Dog
The responses of the vascular beds in skeletal muscle and skin to changes in blood pH on the acid and alkaline sides of the physiologic range were compared. Dilatation occurred in both cutaneous and muscular beds when the blood pH was shifted to the acid range. Dilatation also occurred in the muscle beds when the blood pH was shifted to the alkaline range but such change in blood pH caused vasoconstriction in skin.
- Received October 23, 1953.
- © 1954 American Heart Association, Inc.