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Peripheral Circulation: Historical Aspects

Handbook of Physiology, The Cardiovascular System, Peripheral Circulation and Organ Blood Flow

  1. Eric Neil

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp020301

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Neil, E. 2011. Peripheral Circulation: Historical Aspects. Comprehensive Physiology. 1–19.

Author Information

  1. Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London, London, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Harvey's Proof of the Circulation
  • 2
    Pressures in the Cardiovascular System
  • 3
    Windkessel, Wave Velocity, Arterial Pulse, and Blood Flow
  • 4
    Development of Knowledge of Artery and Capillary Structure
  • 5
    Nervous Control of the Circulation
  • 6
    Myogenic Hypothesis
  • 7
    Adrenal Sympathetic Effects on the Cardiovascular System
  • 8
    Chemoreceptor Reflexes
  • 9
    Capillary Circulation
  • 10
    Venous Tone
  • 11
    Venous Pressure and Venous Capacity
  • 12
    Summary