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Pulmonary Circulation

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Circulation and Nonrespiratory Functions

  1. Alfred P. Fishman

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030103

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Fishman, A. P. 2011. Pulmonary Circulation. Comprehensive Physiology. 93–165.

Author Information

  1. Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Division, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Pulmonary Hemodynamics
    • 1.1
      Pulmonary Blood Flow: General Aspects
    • 1.2
      Pulmonary Blood Flow and Pressure Waves
    • 1.3
      Mechanical Influences on Pulmonary Blood Flow
    • 1.4
      Pulmonary Vascular Pressures
    • 1.5
      Pulmonary Blood Volume
    • 1.6
      Pressure- Volume, Pressure-Flow Relationships
  • 2
    Vasomotor Regulation
    • 2.1
      Level of Initial Tone
    • 2.2
      Detection of a Vasomotor Response
    • 2.3
      Sites of Pulmonary Vasoconstriction
    • 2.4
      Vasomotor Mechanisms
  • 3
    Bronchial Circulation
    • 3.1
      Determination of Bronchial Blood Flow
    • 3.2
      Normal Levels of Bronchial Blood Flow
    • 3.3
      Bronchial Circulation in the Normal Lung
    • 3.4
      Bronchial Circulation in Disease
  • 4
    Fetal and Neonatal Pulmonary Circulation
    • 4.1
      Morphologic Changes
    • 4.2
      Regulation of Fetal Pulmonary Circulation
    • 4.3
      Postnatal Pulmonary Vasodilation
  • 5
    Pulmonary Hypertension
    • 5.1
      Pathogenesis
    • 5.2
      Experimental Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension
    • 5.3
      Pulmonary Vasodilators
    • 5.4
      Endothelium-Dependent Pulmonary Vasodilation