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Comparative Physiology

  • Nicolaas Westerhof
  • Nikolaos Stergiopulos
  • Mark I. M. Noble
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Abstarct

Comparative physiology is based on the allometric equation [1]:
$$ PA=P{A}_{0} \cdot {M}^{e}$$
with PA the parameter of interest, PA 0 a reference value, M body mass, and e the ­exponent. When the logarithm of both sides is taken the equation can be rewritten as:
$$ \mathrm{log}PA=\mathrm{log}P{A}_{0}+e\mathrm{log}M$$

Keywords

Pulse Pressure Pulse Wave Velocity Wave Shape Heart Period Comparative Physiology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolaas Westerhof
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Stergiopulos
    • 2
  • Mark I. M. Noble
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Physiology and Pulmonology ICaR-VUVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamthe Netherlands
  2. 2.Laboratory of Hemodynamics and Cardiovascular TechnologySwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Cardiovascular MedicineAberdeen UniversityAberdeenScotland

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