Cardiovascular Physiology

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Oxford University Press, 1990 - Medical - 501 pages
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This book provides coverage of the mammalian cardiovascular system and the physiological mechanisms that maintain normal function, from the molecular and cellular level to the integrated function of the entire human organism. The author also reviews historical developments in the field, and offers a detailed survey of hemodynamic variables and methods for measuring cardiovascular function.
 

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Contents

The Circulatory System
3
Normal State of the Circulation
29
Properties of Cardiac Cells
62
The Heart as a Pump
111
Electrical Activity of the Heart
140
Principles of Hemodynamics
171
11
179
The Cardiovascular Control System
219
Control and Regulation
375
Vascular Endothelium
382
Autoregulation
388
Coronary Circulation
400
Circulation to the Skin
407
Renal Circulation
416
Skeletal Muscle
422
The Circulating Fluid Blood
429

Autonomic and Peripheral Control Mechanisms
249
Capillary and Lymphatic Systems
327
Hemodynamics
333
Lymphatic System
351
Pulmonary Circulation
357
Blood Volume
436
Regional Volumes
443
Methods of Measurement
454
Index
483
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William R. Milnor is at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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