Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

Volume 10

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Editors: John H. Lawrence, John W. Gofman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281735

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281735

About the Editors

John H. Lawrence

John W. Gofman

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