This reference is a volume in the Handbook of Physiology, co-published with The American Physiological Society. Growth in knowledge about the microcirculation has been explosive with the field becoming fragmented into numerous subdisciplines and subspecialties. This volume pulls all of the critical information into one volume.

Key Features

Key Features * Meticulously edited and reviewed. Benefit: Provides investigators a unique tool to explore the significance of their findings in the context of other aspects of the microcirculation. In this way, the updated edition has a direct role in helping to develop new pathways of research and scholarship. * Highlights the explosive growth in knowledge about the microcirculation including the biology of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), endothelial cell signaling, angiogenesis, cell adhesion molecules, lymphocyte trafficking, ion channels and receptors, and propagated vasomotor responses. Benefit: Microcirculatory biology has become fragmented into numerous sub-disciplines and subspecialties, and these reference reintegrates the information in one volume.


Cardiovascular Physiology; Physiology; Cellular Biology; Molecular Biology; Biochemistry


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About the authors

Ronald Tuma

Temple University School of Medicine Dept. of Physiology 3400 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140

Affiliations and Expertise

Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Walter Duran

Walter N. Duran, PhD Dept. of Pharmacology & Physiology,University of Medicine & Dentistry, New Jersey Medical School, Medical Science Building, 185 South Orange Ave. Neward, NJ 07103-2714

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Medicine & Dentistry, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, USA

Klaus Ley

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Virginia Health System, Cardiovascular Research Center, Charlottesville, USA