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
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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