Anatomy and Physiology of the Circulatory and Ventilatory Systems

  • Marc Thiriet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Marc Thiriet
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  3. Marc Thiriet
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  4. Marc Thiriet
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  5. Marc Thiriet
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  6. Marc Thiriet
    Pages 441-485
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 487-585

About this book


Together, the volumes in this series present all of the data needed at various length scales for a multidisciplinary approach to modeling and simulation of flows in the cardiovascular and ventilatory systems, especially multiscale modeling and coupled simulations. The cardiovascular and respiratory systems are tightly coupled, as their primary function is to supply oxygen to, and remove carbon dioxide from, the body's cells. Because physiological conduits have deformable and reactive walls, macroscopic flow behavior and prediction must be coupled to nano- and microscopic events in a corrector scheme of regulated mechanism. Therefore, investigation of flows of blood and air in physiological conduits requires an understanding of the biology, chemistry, and physics of these systems, together with the mathematical tools to describe their functioning in quantitative terms. The present volume focuses on macroscopic aspects of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in normal conditions, i.e., anatomy and physiology, as well as the acquisition and processing of medical images and physiological signals.

  • Reviews the anatomy and physiology of blood circulation and the body's ventilation
  • Reviews biological data for a better understanding of macroscopic scale processes
  • Describes the signals and images that are used to explore system function and as input data for computations


blood flow behavior blood flow prediction cardiovascular systems modeling cell signalling pathways ion and molecule carriers described modeling respiratory function modeling simulation of flows physiological flows receptors ligands signaling mediators explained signaling mediators explained

Authors and affiliations

  • Marc Thiriet
    • 1
  1. 1.Project-team INRIA-UPMC-CNRS REOLaboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, CNRS UMR 7598, Université Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9468-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9469-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-1682
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1690
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