How the Circulatory System Works
January 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
The length of the text has intentionally been kept short; it is neither exhaustively complete nor over-simplified. It is enriched by details about basic biologic mechanisms and clever ways nature has solved a problem or achieved a result.
1. An Overview of the Circulatory System.
2. The Heart.
3. The Arteries.
4. The Capillaries.
5. The Veins.
6. The Blood.
7. Special Circulation.
8. Coupling Heart and Vessels.
10. Exercise: The Final Kick.
* Conversational style, organized into lectures allowing readers to easily grasp topic
* Traces activities of the circulatory system to basic biologic mechanisms
* Covers recent advances in atherosclerosis, congestive heart failure, cell signaling schemes, and blood clotting
* A quick course in the structure, function and dysfunction of the circulatory system
* 2-color schematic drawings, conveying broad concepts in a quick and visual way
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