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Figure 5

From: Dietary potassium supplementation improves vascular structure and ameliorates the damage caused by cerebral ischemia in normotensive rats

Figure 5

Dietary potassium supplementation has no effect on the vessel compliance as indicated by the stress strain curve (A) or the vessel distensibilty (B). Arteries were mounted in a small vessel arteriograph and vessel structure was assessed as described previously. These results were used to calculate the circumferencial wall stress, wall strain and distensibility. n = 5 for the HK group and 6 for the LK group.

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