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Quantifying capillary distribution in four dimensions.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Advances in experimental medicine and biology
0065-2598
Publication Date
Volume
248
Pages
271–280
Identifiers
PMID: 2782151
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Analysis of spatial distribution using numerical (O-D) distribution is limited to global estimates, while linear (1-D) separation of capillaries may be used to describe unrealistic spatial patterns. Intramuscular diffusion is best viewed as an integration of all distances between surrounding capillaries, or area (2-D) of influence for individual vessels. True planar analysis also accommodates other forms of heterogeneity, and may be extrapolated to give the volume (3-D) of tissue supplied by capillaries. Temporal (4-D) heterogeneity in functional spacing may then be quantified.

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