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Some Elements of Cardiovascular and Renal Physiology

  • Paul A. Obrist

Abstract

The cardiovascular system has evolved in a complex manner to meet the metabolic requirements of mammals. This is no better illustrated than by the adjustments seen as one goes from the resting state to exercising. Thus, part of the focus of this chapter will be on these adjustments. A discussion of the control of the BP will follow since it involves mechanisms intimately associated with resting-state physiolsogy and the exercise response. I shall close with a brief discussion of renal physiology because of the role the kidney plays in conjunction with the cardiovascular system in maintaining metabolic homeostasis.

Keywords

Systolic Blood Pressure Diastolic Blood Pressure Stroke Volume Cardiac Cycle Coronary Blood Flow 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul A. Obrist
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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