Neuro Humoral Control

  • Massimo Pagani
  • Ornella Rimoldi
  • Raffaello Furlan
  • Alberto Malliani
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 166)


The notion that the arterial tree is a very complex branching system (Bergel, 1972) is a very old one. Most likely such a complexity has contributed to hamper the studies of its mechanical properties. Early studies highlighted both the behavior of the vessel wall and the volume properties of individual arteries. In general, these studies were based on several simplifying assumptions, including an assumption of similarity between regional arteries. However important regional differences have been shown whenever such was sought experimentally (Cox, 1978).


Arterial Tree Smooth Muscle Tone Adult Sheep Large Coronary Artery Vascular Dynamics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimo Pagani
    • 1
  • Ornella Rimoldi
    • 1
  • Raffaello Furlan
    • 1
  • Alberto Malliani
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Ricerche Cardiovascolari Patologia Medica, Centro “Fidia” Ospedale “L.Sacco”Universit. di MilanoMilanItaly

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