This book provides coverage of the mammalian cardiovascular system and the physiological mechanisms that maintain normal function, from the molecular and cellular level to the integrated function of the entire human organism. The author also reviews historical developments in the field, and offers a detailed survey of hemodynamic variables and methods for measuring cardiovascular function.
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The Circulatory System
Normal State of the Circulation
Properties of Cardiac Cells
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