An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750610285, 9781483183848

An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology

1st Edition

eBook ISBN: 9781483183848
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 23rd November 1990
Page Count: 288
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An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology is designed primarily for students of medicine and physiology. This introductory text is mostly didactic in teaching style and it attempts to show that knowledge of the circulatory system is derived from experimental observations. This book is organized into 15 chapters. The chapters provide a fuller account of microvascular physiology to reflect the explosion of microvascular research and include a discussion of the fundamental function of the cardiovascular system involving the transfer of nutrients from plasma to the tissue. They also cover major advances in cardiovascular physiology including biochemical events underlying Starling's law of the heart, nonadrenergic, non-cholinergic neurotransmission, the discovery of new vasoactive substances produced by endothelium and the novel concepts on the organization of the central nervous control of the circulation. This book is intended to medicine and physiology students.

Table of Contents



1 Overview of The Cardiovascular System

2 Cardiac Cycle

3 Cardiac Excitation and Contraction

4 Electrocardiography

5 Assessment of Cardiac Output

6 Control of Stroke Volume and Cardiac Output

7 Haemodynamics: Pressure, Flow and Resistance

8 Solute Transport Between Blood and Tissue

9 Circulation of Fluid Between Plasma, Interstitium and Lymph

10 Vascular Smooth Muscle

11 Control of Blood Vessels

12 Specialization In Individual Circulations

13 Cardiovascular Receptors, Reflexes and Central Control

14 Coordinated Cardiovascular Responses

15 Cardiovascular Responses in Pathological Situations

Technical Appendix



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