The effects of external CO2 application on human skin microcirculation investigated by laser Doppler flowmetry.

Authors: Schnizer W , Erdl R , Schöps P , Seichert N
Source: Int J Microcirc Clin Exp. 1985;4(4):343-50.
DOI: Not specified Publication date: 1985 E-Publication date: Not specified Availability: abstract Copyright: Not specified
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Article abstract

The effects of an aqueous solution of CO2 applied to a small skin site were investigated by means of a laser Doppler flowmeter. The circulatory response to CO2 was an increased blood flow, reaching a maximum level within approximately 2-3 minutes. In addition there was a marked stimulation of rhythmical vasomotion, especially an increase in amplitudes. The effects, strongly dependent on dose and temperature, ceased rapidly when the CO2 sample was withdrawn.

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