The Cremaster Muscle for Microcirculatory Studies

Robert Hester

University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi

Studies of the microcirculation have typically used thin muscle preparations that are easily dissected. The cremaster muscle has proven to be an easily prepared tissue for the study of microvascular reactivity and mechanisms for the control of striated muscle blood flow. The following will provide information about the preparation of this muscle and the associated cardiovascular parameters under both normal and pathological conditions.

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