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An introduction to cardiovascular physiology

Author: J R Levick
Publisher: London : Arnold, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This extensively revised fourth edition provides coverage from basic outlines of the fundamental principles of how the cardiovascular system works in health and disease through to more advanced physiological mechanisms and intracellular transduction pathways. The updated text incorporates the major advances int he field since the first edition, whild retaining the original balance and style. New sections include the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J R Levick
ISBN: 9780340809211 0340809213
OCLC Number: 54365119
Description: 372 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Overview of the cardiovascular system --
2. The cardiac cycle --
3. The cardiac myocyte : excitation and contraction --
4. Initiation and nervous control of heartbeat --
5. Electrocardiography and arrhythmias --
6. Control of stroke volume and cardiac output --
7. Assessment of cardiac output and peripheral pulse --
8. Haemodynamics : flow, pressure and resistance --
9. The endothelial cell --
10. The microcirculation and solute exchange --
11. Circulation of fluid between plasma, interstitium and lymph --
12. Vascular smooth muscle : excitation, contraction and relaxation --
13. Control of blood vessels I : intrinsic control --
14. Control of blood vessels II : extrinsic control --
15. Specialization in individual circulations --
16. Cardiovascular receptors, reflexes and central control --
17. Co-ordinated cardiovascular responses --
18. Cardiovascular responses in pathological situations --
Clinical cases for problem-based learning --
Appendix 1 : Cardiovascular parameters --
Appendix : Biophysical parameters and physiological mechanisms.
Other Titles: Cardiovascular physiology
Responsibility: J. Rodney Levick.

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A good understanding of physiology of cardiovascular system is fundamental to understanding cardiovascular disease processes. This work covers topics ranging from basic outlines of fundamental  Read more...

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Up to date exposition by an experienced and effective teacher; suitable for undergraduates and graduates. -- BMJ, September 1995 (of the second edition) Excellent coverage and scientific approach, Read more...

 
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