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Hepatic Hemodynamics and Microcirculation

  • P. G. Withrington
  • P. D. I. Richardson

Abstract

In this chapter, we aim to give an overview of normal values for hepatic hemodynamic variables (Section 2), followed by a brief résumé of some techniques used experimentally (Section 3). This is in turn followed by details of the control and pharmacological responses of the hepatic arterial (Section 4) and portal venous (Section 5) resistance vessels, their interrelationship (Section 6), and the hepatic capacitance and exchange vessels (Section 7). The relationship between liver circulation and liver function is reviewed briefly (Section 8). A summary (Section 9) concludes the chapter.

Keywords

Liver Volume Liver Blood Flow Portal Blood Flow Resistance Site Portal Venous Blood Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. Withrington
    • 1
  • P. D. I. Richardson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyThe Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s HospitalLondonEngland
  2. 2.Medical DepartmentAstra Pharmaceuticals Ltd.Kings Langley, HertfordshireEngland

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