The Cardiovascular System

  • George M. Maxwell


The actual and potential actions of drugs on this system are explicable only by a consideration of the physiology. This will first be discussed in the general terms of cardiac contraction, then the origin and control of cardiac rhythm, and finally those mechanisms which control blood pressure and vascular tone. Each of these will be followed by a consideration of the relevant pharmacological agents.


Cardiac Output Refractory Period Atrial Flutter Versus Node Congestive Cardiac Failure 
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Cardiac Function

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Cardiac Arrhythmias

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Treatment of Hypertension

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© George M. Maxwell 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • George M. Maxwell
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AdelaideAustralia

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