Oxidative metabolism in muscle.
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Muscle, Skeletal/blood supply/metabolism | Reference Values | Research Article | Hemoglobins/metabolism | Spectrophotometry, Infrared/methods | Regional Blood Flow | Oxygen Consumption | Exercise/physiology | Humans | Energy Metabolism | Mitochondrial Myopathies/diagnosis/metabolism | Oxyhemoglobins/metabolism
Oxidative metabolism is the dominant source of energy for skeletal muscle. Near-infrared spectroscopy allows the non-invasive measurement of local oxygenation, blood flow and oxygen consumption. Although several muscle studies have been made using various near-infrared optical techniques, it is still difficult to interpret the local muscle metabolism properly. The main findings of near-infrared spectroscopy muscle studies in human physiology and clinical medicine are summarized. The advantages and problems of near-infrared spectroscopy measurements, in resting and exercising skeletal muscles studies, are discussed through some representative examples.