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Cardiovascular System: Heart Rate; Cardiac Output; and Blood Pressure, Volume, and Flow

Robert M. Stern, William J. Ray, and Karen S. Quigley

in Psychophysiological Recording

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195113594
eISBN:
9780199846962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113594.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

The heart is a muscle, referred to as the myocardium, which begins functioning within the fourth week of embryonic development and continues to beat 3–4 billion times throughout life. About the size ... More


The Pharmacology of Vascular Smooth Muscle

C. J. Garland and J. A. Angus (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192623874
eISBN:
9780191724671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192623874.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This book provides an understanding of how events at the cellular level impact on the cardiovascular system as a whole. Advances in knowledge are highlighted and all the themes are presented from the ... More


Experiment and Observation

C. U. M. Smith, Eugenio Frixione, Stanley Finger, and William Clower

in The Animal Spirit Doctrine and the Origins of Neurophysiology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766499
eISBN:
9780199950263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766499.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter discusses five individuals who questioned nature instead of the books of men. The first sections discuss William Harvey and Jan Swammerdam, who are known for their works on the ... More


Understanding How Stress Affects the Physical Body

BRUCE S. RABIN

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter explains how psychological stress affects the brain, neuroendocrine system and ultimately, the cardiovascular and immune systems. A theoretical model is presented that details the ... More


Anatomy, Physiology, and Systems Biology

Lawrence E. Hunter

in The Processes of Life: An Introduction to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013055
eISBN:
9780262255288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013055.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter describes human anatomy and physiology, focusing on the cardiovascular, immune, and nervous systems. These systems are particularly important to human health and convey some of the basic ... More


Examination of the cardiovascular system

Stanley Tamuka Zengeya and Tiroumourougane V Serane

in The MRCPCH Clinical Exam Made Simple

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199587933
eISBN:
9780191917974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199587933.003.0011
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

All candidates taking the MRCPCH clinical examination will be expected to show competency in carrying out the cardiovascular examination. It is important to listen ... More


The Metabolic Theory of Ecology

Andrew Clarke

in Principles of Thermal Ecology: Temperature, Energy, and Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199551668
eISBN:
9780191847936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199551668.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The model of West, Brown & Enquist (WBE) is built on the assumption that the metabolic rate of cells is determined by the architecture of the vascular network that supplies them with oxygen and ... More


Examination of the cardiovascular system

Stanley Tamuka Zengeya and Tiroumourougane V Serane

in The MRCPCH Clinical Exam Made Simple

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199587933
eISBN:
9780191917974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199587933.003.0011
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

All candidates taking the MRCPCH clinical examination will be expected to show competency in carrying out the cardiovascular examination. It is important to listen carefully to the examiner’s ... More


Cardiovascular and respiratory systems

Fabrizio Benedetti

in Placebo Effects

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198843177
eISBN:
9780191879067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843177.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

In this chapter it is emphasized how, compared to other systems, little is known about the mechanisms of placebo and placebo-related effects in both the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Side ... More


U.S. Associated Micronesia: Pacific Smoke Inhalation Case Study Number 2

Mac Marshall

in Drinking Smoke: The Tobacco Syndemic in Oceania

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836856
eISBN:
9780824871123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836856.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter enumerates “smoking diseases” in Micronesia. Diseases of the heart and the cardiovascular system take a heavy toll in the place. They were the leading cause of death on Palau between ... More


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