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GENERAL FEATURES OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
DESIGN THEORY AND SIMILARITY REQUIREMENTS
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION OF INDIVIDUAL ORGANS
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afterload agreement Animal weight kg animal weight raised aorta aortic arterioles assume atrium average body cells best-fit blood velocity body weight Brody capillary radius carbon dioxide cardiac cycle cardiac muscle cardiac output cardiovascular system Chapter characteristic capillary characteristic length circulation coefficient connecting vessels consider constant contractile contraction Data source denotes design theory difference diffusion directly with animal displacement elastic elastic modulus elemental volume equation exponent expressible factor fluid force form of Eq geometry glomerular heart rate heart weight human independent of animal inertial resistance kidneys linear dimensions lungs mammals membrane ml/min mouse nephron organ oxygen partial pressure oxygen-consumption rate parameters power law predicted present theory proportional pulmonary ratio scale with animal scaling law scaling relations Schmidt-Nielsen seen shearing rate shown in Fig similar surface area Table theoretical three-fourths power tion tissue typical units variables vary with animal vascular system ventricle viscous viscous resistance