Acute effects of vibration on the rat-tail artery.
Govindaraju-S; Curry-B; Bain-J; Riley-D
Proceedings of the First American Conference on Human Vibration, June 5-7, 2006, Morgantown, West Virginia. Dong R, Krajnak K, Wirth O, Wu J, eds., Morgantown, WV: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2006 Jun; :154-155
Acute vibration causes vasoconstriction in naive human subjects1. Vibration-induced decrease in skin perfusion has also been reported in the rat-tail vibration model 2. After vibration exposure, rat-tail arteries demonstrate vacuoles in smooth muscle cells, similar to that caused by pharmacological vasoconstrictors3. This study addressed the effects of different frequencies, durations and patterns of vibration on lumen size and vacuole formation using the rat-tail vibration model in male Sprague-Dawley rats (approximately 300 g).
Vibration; Vibration-disease; Vibration-control; Vibration-effects; Vibration-exposure; Neurovascular-disorders; Power-tools; Animal-studies; Animals; Laboratory-animals
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Dong-R; Krajnak-K; Wirth-O; Wu-J
Proceedings of the First American Conference on Human Vibration, June 5-7, 2006
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin