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An introduction to cardiovascular physiology

Author: J R Levick
Publisher: London : Hodder Arnold, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"The substantially revised, updated fifth edition of this well-respected textbook offers all the information needed by students and medical examination candidates, in a clear, logical and well-illustrated manner, with many useful line diagrams and tables that support the text and provide proof of concepts." "An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology provides a comprehensive but accessible account of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R Levick
ISBN: 9780340942048 0340942045 1444165291 9781444165296
OCLC Number: 551341622
Description: xii, 414 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Overview of the Cardiovascular SystemThe Cardiac CycleThe Cardiac Myocyte: Excitation and ContractionInitiation and Nervous Control of HeartbeatElectrocardiography and ArrhythmiasControl of Stroke Volume and Cardiac OutputAssessment of Cardiac Output and Peripheral PulseHaemodynamics: Flow, Pressure and ResistanceThe Endothelial CellThe Microcirculation and Solute ExchangeCirculation of Fluid Between Plasma, Interstitium and LymphVascular Smooth Muscle: Excitation, Contraction and RelaxationControl Of Blood Vessels: I. Intrinsic ControlControl Of Blood Vessels: II. Extrinsic Control by Nerves and HormonesSpecialization in Individual CirculationsCardiovascular Receptors, Reflexes and Central ControlCoordinated Cardiovascular ResponsesCardiovascular Responses in Pathological Situations
Responsibility: J. Rodney Levick.

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