Several long-term antigravity defense mechanisms are activated in the lower extremity veins and microvessels when an organism is exposed to chronic orthostatic load. These mechanisms involve acute pressure-induced myogenic response, counterregulatory K+ channels, functional and structural remodeling of sympathetic innervation, and vascular network properties.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||News in Physiological Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1 2003|
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