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How the Circulatory System Works

Robert E. Mehler

ISBN: 978-1-118-95110-1 May 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 96 Pages


This book includes 10 lectures in a light, entertaining style, with each "lecture" building on the previous one - making it easy for the reader to comprehend the vastly complicated functions of the circulatory system.

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.

How to Use This Book.

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.

9. Diseases.

10. Exercise: The Final Kick.



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* Short and concise format, offering ultimate clarity and readability

* 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