Biological engineering

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McGraw-Hill, 1969 - Medical - 556 pages
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Contents

MATHEMATICAL MODELS OF EXCITATION
1
A Description of Nervemembrane Properties Using a Nonlinear
14
HodgkinHuxley Model of the Squid Giant Axon Membrane
22
Threshold Phenomena
35
Cy Oscillatory Phenomena
64
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL MECHANISMS
87
ABSORPTION AND DISPERSION OF ULTRASOUND
205
Measurement Methods
245
Corrected Orthogonal Lead Systems
356
Vectorcardiography
360
Other Representations of the Heart
362
Zero of Potential
364
Mathematical Analysis
365
Tests of Dipole Approximation
375
Waveform Analysis
379
Bibliography
384

Ultrasonic Velocity and Absorption Data for Biologically Sig nificant Media
270
Concluding Remarks
314
Appendix A List of Symbols
317
Bibliography
322
ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY
333
Conventional Leads
336
Electrical Activity of the Heart
341
Tissue Properties
344
Potential Theory Formulation
347
Transfer Impedance and Lead Fields
348
Equivalent Generators
350
The Heart Dipole or Vector
353
HEMODYNAMICS
391
History
395
Wave Travel in Infinitely Long Elastic Tubes
403
PressureFlow Relationship for a Segment of Artery
418
Mathematical Models of Arterial Trees
423
Electrical Models of Arterial Trees
442
Modeling the Cardiovascular System
479
Modeling of Control Phenomena
510
Appendix A List of Symbols
527
Index
547
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