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An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology is designed primarily for students of medicine and physiology. This introductory text is mostly didactic in teaching style and it attempts to show that knowledge of the circulatory system is derived from experimental observations. This book is organized into 15 chapters. The chapters provide a fuller account of microvascular physiology to reflect the explosion of microvascular research and include a discussion of the fundamental function of the cardiovascular system involving the transfer of nutrients from plasma to the tissue. They also cover major advances in cardiovascular physiology including biochemical events underlying Starling's law of the heart, nonadrenergic, non-cholinergic neurotransmission, the discovery of new vasoactive substances produced by endothelium and the novel concepts on the organization of the central nervous control of the circulation. This book is intended to medicine and physiology students.

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An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology. J R Levick. An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology is designed primarily for students of medicine and physiology. This introductory text is mostly didactic in teaching style and it attempts to show that knowledge of the circulatory system is derived from experimental observations. This book is organized into 15 chapters. The chapters provide a fuller account of microvascular physiology to reflect the explosion of microvascular research and include a discussion of the fundamental function of the cardiovascular system involving the transfer of nutrients from plasma to the tissue.

They also cover major advances in cardiovascular physiology including biochemical events underlying Starling's law of the heart, nonadrenergic, non-cholinergic neurotransmission, the discovery of new vasoactive substances produced by endothelium and the novel concepts on the organization of the central nervous control of the circulation.

This book is intended to medicine and physiology students. Chapter 2 Cardiac cycle. Chapter 3 Cardiac excitation and contraction. Chapter 4 Electrocardiography. Chapter 5 Assessment of cardiac output. Chapter 6 Control of stroke volume and cardiac output. Chapter 8 Solute transport between blood and tissue. Chapter 10 Vascular smooth muscle. Chapter 11 Control of blood vessels. Chapter 12 Specialization in individual circulations. Chapter 13 Cardiovascular receptors reflexes and central control.

Chapter 14 Coordinated cardiovascular responses. Chapter 15 Cardiovascular responses inpathological situations. Technical appendix. Chapter 9 Circulation of fluid between plasma interstitium and lymph. Chapter 1 Overview of the cardiovascular system.

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A sound knowledge of cardiovascular physiology is fundamental to understanding cardiovascular disease, exercise performance and may other aspects of human physiology. Cardiovascular physiology is a major component of all undergraduate courses in physiology, biomedical science and medicine, and this popular introduction to the subject is intended primarily for these students. A key feature of this sixth edition is how state-of-the-art technology is applied to understanding cardiovascular function in health and disease. Thus the text is also well suited to graduate study programmes in medicine and physiological sciences. He has published over 60 peer reviewed original research articles and reviews, and is co-author of the textbooks "Basic Science for Core Medical Training" highly commended at the BMA Book Awards and "Levick's Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology". David J. Phil from Oxford and D.

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A commonly accepted index of ageing is that police officers seem young. For me, a more relevant one might be that I can remember the original publication of this book, now in its sixth edition, in The current edition, authored by Neil Herring and David Paterson, includes a tribute to the author of the first five editions, Rod Levick. Writing a book on cardiovascular physiology must be no easy task. A generation ago, it might have been possible for a physiologist to be conversant with much of cardiovascular physiology. Today, the subject has split into enormous and diverse subfields.

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