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The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 27, Supplement 1, pp 71–83 | Cite as

On the theory of the cardiovascular system

  • J. G. Defares
  • J. J. Osborn
  • H. H. Hara
Article

Abstract

Most theoretical studies of the circulation have focussed on the transmission line properties of arteries. Only a small number of papers have dealt with the circulation as a closed (lumped) system with two pumps connected by the lesser and greater circulation (Beneken, inCirculatory Analog Computers, No. Holland Publ. Co., Amsterdam, 1963; Defares,et al., inCirculatory Analog Computers, No. Holland Publ. Co., Amsterdam, 1963; Grodins,Quart. Rev. of Biology,34, 93, 1959; Guyton,Cardiac Output and its Regulation, Saunders Publ. Co., New York, 1963). F. W. Cope's recent studies in this journal (Bull. Math. Biophysics,22, 19, 1960;23, 337, 1961;24, 137, 1962) deal with essentially the same questions, although here the circuit is not “closed”. We have attempted to extend the analysis of the areflex (closed) circulation. The complete study is reported elsewhere (Defares,et al., Acta Physiol, et Parmac. Neerl., 1963).

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Stroke Volume Systemic Arterial Pressure Holland Publ Complete Paper Aortic Elasticity 
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Copyright information

© N. Rashevsky 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Defares
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. J. Osborn
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. H. Hara
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of Leydenthe Netherlands
  2. 2.The Institute of Medical SciencesUniversity of the Pacific at the Presbyterian Medical CenterSan Francisco

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