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Biodynamics pp 166-223 | Cite as

The Veins

  • Y. C. Fung

Abstract

Veins normally contain about 80% of the total volume of blood in the systemic vascular system. Any change in the blood volume in the veins will affect blood flow through the heart. The most important feature of the systemic veins is, therefore, their compliance.

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Pulmonary Vein Transmural Pressure Elastic Tube Pleural Pressure Collapsible Tube 
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  • Y. C. Fung
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

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