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The Myogenic Response

Handbook of Physiology, The Cardiovascular System, Vascular Smooth Muscle

  1. Paul C. Johnson

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp020215

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Johnson, P. C. 2011. The Myogenic Response. Comprehensive Physiology. 409–442.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Historical Background
  • 2
    Response to Quick Stretch
    • 2.1
      Nonvascular Smooth Muscle
    • 2.2
      Vascular Smooth Muscle
    • 2.3
      Response of Blood Vessels in situ
  • 3
    Response to Sustained Force or Pressure
    • 3.1
      Nonvascular Smooth Muscle
    • 3.2
      Isolated Vascular Smooth Muscle Preparations
    • 3.3
      Pressure-Flow and Microcirculatory Studies
  • 4
    The Myogenic Concept
    • 4.1
      Transmission of Myogenic Activity
    • 4.2
      Behavior of a Myogenically Controlled Network
  • 5
    Homeostatic Significance of Myogenic Mechanism