Table 1.

Physical measurements of the cardiovascular system and responses to cardioactive compounds

ArteryOutside diameter (mm)NWall thickness (mm)NRadius change to PR or GLU (%)N
AMA0.74±0.274
ALA1.27±0.2650.098±0.0074PR: 13.6±6.03
1.24*0.30*
HA1.12±0.245
SA1.91±0.3040.229±0.0064PR: 36.8±27.03
3.60*0.09*
DAA0.82±0.3250.246±0.0094PR: 36.8±27.03
1.90*0.08*GLU: 24.8±19.23
  • ALA, anterior lateral artery; AMA, anterior median artery; HA, hepatic artery; SA, sternal artery; DAA, dorsal abdominal artery

  • * ALA and SA from the crab Cancer magister and DAA from the lobster Homarus americanus (Shadwick et al., 1990)