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Problem: Which of the following would be seen in a tissue with high metabolic activity?a) most blood would be flowing through vascular shuntsb) most blood would be flowing through true capillariesc) precapillary sphincters would be contractedd) both a and c are correct

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Vascular Shunt: short vessels that directly connect arterioles and venules at opposite ends of the bed, allowing for bypass

True Capillaries: branch mainly from arterioles and provide exchange between cells and the circulation

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Which of the following would be seen in a tissue with high metabolic activity?

a) most blood would be flowing through vascular shunts

b) most blood would be flowing through true capillaries

c) precapillary sphincters would be contracted

d) both a and c are correct

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