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Splanchnic Circulation

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

  1. David E. Donald

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp020307

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Donald, D. E. 2011. Splanchnic Circulation. Comprehensive Physiology. 219–240.

Author Information

  1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    General Considerations
    • 1.1
      Passive Changes in Splanchnic Blood Volume
    • 1.2
      Active Constriction of Resistance and Capacitance Elements
    • 1.3
      Active and Passive Components of Sympathetically Induced Change in Splanchnic Blood Volume
  • 2
    Spleen
    • 2.1
      Innervation
    • 2.2
      Arterial Inflow
    • 2.3
      Reflexly Mediated Changes in Splenic Blood Volume
    • 2.4
      Conscious Dogs
    • 2.5
      Humans
  • 3
    Intestine
    • 3.1
      Blood Flow and Blood Volume
    • 3.2
      Sympathetic Adrenergic Nerve Activity
    • 3.3
      Stress (Exercise, Excitement, and Body Heating)
    • 3.4
      Effect of Food Intake
  • 4
    Liver
    • 4.1
      Hepatic Microcirculation
    • 4.2
      Studies in Conscious Animals
    • 4.3
      Hepatic Blood Flow
    • 4.4
      Uptake and Release of Blood by the Liver
  • 5
    Conclusion