Human Circulation

Human Circulation : Regulation During Physical Stress

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This book examines the distribution of blood flow and its regulation in humans, and illuminates the overall control of the human cardiovascular system. The book brings together discussions of how peripheral vascular beds are controlled in humans, how these control mechanisms interact with those of cardiac performance and the central circulation, and how this vasomotor regulation serves the whole organism, especially under conditions of stress such as exercise, heat, and decreased oxygen supply.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 428 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 748.42g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 177 figures, tables
  • 0195040759
  • 9780195040753

Table of contents

Introduction; General principles of vascular control; The venous system; Control of individual vascular beds - splanchnic and renal ciculations; Cutaneous and skeletal muscle circulations; Cerebral and coronary circulations; Adjustments to upright posture and blood loss; Thermal stress; Circulatory adjustments to dynamic exercise; Cardiovascular adaptations to chronic physical activity and inactivity; How are cardiovascular and metabolic functions matched during exercise - what is the exercise stimulus?; Cardiovascular adjustments to hypoxemia; Circulatory adjustments to dynamic exercise and heat stress - competing controls; Index.show more

About Loring B Rowell

Loring B. Rowell is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics and of Medicine (Cardiology) at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has published over 100 research papers, chapters, and review articles and served on the editorial boards of American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, and Circulation Research, and on national and international scientific review boards.show more