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Cardiovascular Physiology: Microcirculation and Capillary Exchange - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080268194, 9781483189956

Cardiovascular Physiology: Microcirculation and Capillary Exchange

1st Edition

Proceedings of the 28th International Congress of Physiological Sciences, Budapest, 1980

Editors: A. G. B. Kovàch J. Hamar L. Szabó
eBook ISBN: 9781483189956
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 368
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Advances in Physiological Sciences, Volume 7: Cardiovascular Physiology: Microcirculation and Capillary Exchange is a collection of papers that tackles the advances in the understanding of microcirculation and capillary exchange. The text first details the coordination of microcirculatory function with oxygen demand in skeletal muscle, and then proceeds to discussing the role of intravascular pressure in the regulation of the microcirculation. Next, the selection covers the circulatory actions of prostacyclin and thromboxane, along with the routes of transcapillary transport. The last two parts of the text deal with the lymphatic system and blood-brain barrier. The book will be of great interest to health professionals, particularly cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.

Table of Contents


Coordination of Microcirculatory Function with Oxygen Demand in Skeletal Muscle

The Role of Intravascular Pressure in Regulation of the Microcirculation

Circulatory Actions of Prostacyclin and Thromboxane

Arachidonic Acid Metabolites in the Cardiovascular System

Prostacyclin and Atherosclerosis

Prostacyclin Released by Angiotensins from Lungs and Isolated Vascular Tissue

Effect of Prostacyclin on the Sympathetically-Mediated Nociceptive Cardiovascular Reflex

Role of Prostaglandins in the Regulation of Blood Pressure and Blood Flow

Cardiovascular Actions of Two Thromboxane A2 Analogs

Comparison of Vasodepressor and Vasodilator Effects of Prostaglandins E1, Ε2, I2 and 6-Keto-E1

Capillaries as the Source of Prostacyclin and Prostaglandin Synthetases in Brain

Concluding Remarks on Circulatory Actions of Prostacyclin and Thromboxane

Routes of Transcapillary Transport: Correlation of Structure and Function

Introduction to Routes of Transcapillary Transport: Correlation of Structure and Function

Vesicles and/or Continuous Channels

Functions of Endothelial Junctions

The Frog Mesenteric Capillary as a Model of Mammalian Continuous Capillaries

Increased Permeability of the Arterio-Capillary Segment in Hypertension

Microcirculation and Permeability of Microvessels under the Condition of Physical Load

Transcapillary Fluid Flux Induced by Transient Hypertonic Disturbances

The Effect of Albumin on the Size-Limiting Structures Determining Transcapillary Exchange

Concluding Remarks on Transcapillary Transport: Correlation of Structure and Function

The Lymphatic System: Functioning and Interrelationships

Intralymphatic vs. Tissue Pressure in the Edematous Bat Wing

Concentration of Macromolecules in the Tissue and Lymphatics

Relations between Tissue Fluid and Lymph in the Lungs: The Macroscopic Organization of the Interstitium

The Initial Lymphatic Cycle and the Forces Responsible for It

Are Pressures in Implanted Capsules a Valid Measure of Interstitial Fluid Pressures

Determinants of Lymph Flow and Composition

Macromolecular Removal via Blood and Lymph

Interstitial-To-Blood Movement of Plasma Proteins

Concluding Remarks on the Lymphatic System: Functioning and Interrelationships

Blood-Brain Barrier

The Blood-Brain Barrier Revisited

Structural Elements Comprising the Blood-Brain Barrier

Insulin and the Blood-Brain Barrier

Properties of Transport Processes of the Blood-Brain Barrier during Development

Regulation and Adaptation of Substrate Transport to Brain

In Vitro Investigations of the Blood-Brain Barrier: Isolation and Culture of Brain Capillary Endothelial Cells

Effect of Histamine on the Permeability, Fine Structure and Adenylate Cyclase Activity of Brain Capillaries

Homeostasis of the Composition of Cerebral Interstitial Fluid

Convection of Brain Interstitial Fluid

Pathological Opening of the BBB

Speculations on Functions of the Blood-Brain Barrier



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A. G. B. Kovàch

J. Hamar

L. Szabó

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