Circulatory System

• Metabolic acidosis may result from excessive production of either ketone bodies or lactic acid (p. 377)

• The metabolic rate of skeletal muscles determines the degree of blood vessel dilation, and thus the rate of blood flow to the organ (p. 424)

• Atherosclerosis of coronary arteries can force a region of the heart to metabolize anaerobically and produce lactic acid. This is associated with angina pectoris .(p. 397)

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