An Introduction to Microcirculation

An Introduction to Microcirculation

1st Edition - January 28, 1981

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  • Author: M.P. Wiedeman
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159463

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An Introduction to Microcirculation is written in response to the need for a book containing the most basic information about microcirculation. The book aims to consolidate information gained from the numerous vascular beds that have been used for in vivo microscopic observations, to note the similarities and differences in architecture and function, to reveal the origin of certain terms and concepts, and to discuss hemodynamics of the micro vessels. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 covers a historical introduction to the study; general anatomical comparisons; the microvasculature of specific organs and tissues; and methods of preparation of tissues for microscopic observation. Part 2 discusses factors that are involved in this process and the exchange in the microcirculation. Part 3 explores the hemodynamics in the microcirculation and quantitative techniques for measurement of velocity and blood pressure. The text is for medical students, graduate students, clinicians, and young investigators who wish to have a greater knowledge on microcirculation and the concepts behind it.

Table of Contents

  • Contents



    1 Historical Introduction



    2 General Anatomical Comparisons



    3 Microvasculature of Specific Organs and Tissues

    I. Muscle

    II. Visceral Organs

    III. Lung

    IV. The Bulbar Conjunctiva

    V. Pia Mater

    VI. Special Tissues

    VII. Conclusion


    4 Methods of Preparation of Tissues for Microscopic Observation

    I. Introduction

    II. Exteriorization of Internal Tissues

    III. Transparent Chambers

    IV. In Situ Tissues and Organs

    V. Superficial Structures

    VI. Conclusion


    Regulation of Flow and Exchange

    5 Factors Involved in the Regulation of Blood Flow

    I. Introduction

    II. Control of Microcirculation

    III. Control of Skeletal Muscle Circulation

    IV. Control of Cerebral Circulation

    V. Control of Cardiac Blood Flow

    VI. Control of Gastrointestinal Circulation

    VII. Control of Cutaneous Circulation

    VIII. Autoregulation

    IX. Summary


    6 Exchange in the Microcirculation

    I. Introduction

    II. Diffusion

    III. Filtration and Osmosis

    IV. Vesicular Transport

    V. Summary



    7 Quantitative Techniques for Measurement of Velocity and Pressure of Blood

    I. Measurements of Blood Velocity in the Microcirculation

    II. Measurement of Blood Pressure in the Microcirculation


    8 Hemodynamics of the Microcirculation

    I. The Conceptual Framework

    II. Microcirculatory Pressure and Flow in Vivo

    III. The Significance of Design, Cells, and Capillary Flow

    IV. Other Factors Influencing in Vivo Hemodynamics



Product details

  • No. of pages: 238
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: January 28, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159463

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M.P. Wiedeman

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