Vascular physiology

Graham, D. (2019) Vascular physiology. In: Touyz, R. M. and Delles, C. (eds.) Textbook of Vascular Medicine. Springer: Cham, pp. 13-22. ISBN 9783030164805 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-16481-2_2)

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The major role of the vascular system is the circulation of blood for the transport of nutrients, oxygen, and hormones to cells throughout the body and removal of metabolic wastes (carbon dioxide, nitrogenous wastes). The vascular system can be divided into a series of functional units each of which carries out important distinct physiological roles. This chapter defines these functional units and clarifies their physiological roles and how they are regulated.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Graham, Dr Delyth
Authors: Graham, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Published Online:03 August 2019

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