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Title:
How the circulatory system works
Author:
Mehler, Robert E.
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Publication Information:
Malden, MA : Blackwell Science, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
vii, 85 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Overview of the circulatory system -- Heart -- Arteries -- Capillaries -- Veins -- Blood -- Special circulations -- Coupling heart and vessels -- Diseases.
ISBN:
9780865425484
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This book includes 10 lectures in a light, entertaining style, witheach "lecture" building on the previous one - making it easy forthe reader to comprehend the vastly complicated functions of thecirculatory system.

The length of the text has intentionally been kept short; it isneither exhaustively complete nor over-simplified. It is enrichedby details about basic biologic mechanisms and clever ways naturehas solved a problem or achieved a result.


Table of Contents

How to Use This Bookp. 1
Lecture 1. An Overview of the Circulatory Systemp. 3
Lecture 2. The Heartp. 7
Lecture 3. The Arteriesp. 27
Lecture 4. The Capillariesp. 39
Lecture 5. The Veinsp. 45
Lecture 6. The Bloodp. 47
Lecture 7. Special Circulationsp. 53
Lecture 8. Coupling Heart and Vesselsp. 59
Lecture 9. Diseasesp. 65
Lecture 10. Exercise: The Final Kickp. 75
Glossaryp. 77
Indexp. 81