Advances in Biological and Medical Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120052103, 9781483281735

Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

1st Edition

Volume 10

Editors: John H. Lawrence John W. Gofman
eBook ISBN: 9781483281735
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 432
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Advances in Biological and Medical Physics, Volume 10 focuses on the application of physics to biology and medicine. The topics covered in this book include effects of ionizing radiation on the nervous system; use of short-lived nuclides in medical research; and biological effects of laser radiation. The tracer techniques for the study of bone metabolism in man; elastic reservoir theories of the human circulation with applications to clinical medicine and to computer analysis of the circulation; and implantable cardiac pacemakers are also deliberated in this text.
This publication is a good source for students and researchers conducting work on biological and medical physics.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume

The Effects of Ionizing Radiation on the Nervous System

I. Introduction

II. Morphological Changes

III. Biochemical and Metabolic Studies

IV. Functional Changes

V. Behavioral Studies

VI. The Nervous System in Acute Radiation Sickness and Death

VII. Radio-sensitivity of the Immature Nervous System


Use of Short-Lived Nuclides in Medical Research

I. Introduction

II. Production of Short-Lived Nuclides

III. Measuring Equipment

IV. Studies with Short-Lived Nuclides


Biological Effects of Laser Radiation

I. Introduction

II. General Physical Principles and Technology

III. Paramagnetic Resonance Studies of Laser-Irradiated Biological Systems

IV. Spectroscopic Ultra-microanalysis

V. Interactions with Macromolecular Preparations

VI. Microscope-Coupled Laser Radiation

VII. Tissue and Cell Culture Studies

VIII. Embryological Studies

IX. Studies on Normal Animals

X. Experimental Tumors

XI. Clinical Studies

XII. Ophthalmological Studies

XIII. Modes of Interaction

XIV. Summary and Conclusions

XV. Addendum


Tracer Techniques for the Study of Bone Metabolism in Man

I. Introduction

II. Choice of Tracer

III. Detection Techniques

IV. Interpretation of Tracer Data

V. Applications

VI. Conclusions



Elastic Reservoir Theories of the Human Circulation with Applications to Clinical Medicine and to Computer Analysis of the Circulation

I. Introduction

References: Section I

II. "The Basic Shape of the Arterial Pulse"

References: Section II

III. "The Circulation at Equilibrium" (An Experimental Contribution to the Theory of Blood Pressure)

References: Section III

IV. The Derivation of a Modern Elastic Reservoir Theory of the Human Systemic Arterial System

References: Section IV

V. The Distensibility of the Living and Dead Human Aorta; Effects of Aging, Drugs, and Exercise

References: Section V

VI. The Relationship of Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressures to Some Other Circulatory Variables

References: Section VI

VII. Effects of Vasoconstrictors on Arterial Distensibility; Methods and Results

References: Section VII

VIII. Theories Using Multiple Elastic Reservoirs; Electrical Analogs of the Circulation vs. Elastic Reservoir Theory; Use of Analog and Digital Computers in the Study of the Circulation

References: Section VIII

Appendix 1: A Method for the Computation of Aortic Distensibility in the Living Human Subject

Appendix 2: A Method for Calculation of Human Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressures

References: Appendix 2

Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers

I. Introduction and Historical Note

II. Theoretical Considerations

III. Internal Cardiac Pacemakers

IV. Causes of Complete Heart Block and Indications for Pacing

V. Hemodynamics

VI. Complications

VII. Future Developments


Author Index

Subject Index


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