List Price: $50.00
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Life Science Publishers
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
This text focuses the student and researcher on a unique vascular bed: the hepatic circulation. A few unique features include: the dual vascular supply; the mechanism of intrinsic regulation of the hepatic artery (the hepatic arterial buffer response); the fact that portal blood flow, supplying two-thirds of liver blood flow, is not controlled directly by the liver; the fact that 20% of the cardiac output rushes through the most vascularized organ in the body, driven by a pressure gradient of only a few mmHg; the extremely distensible capacitance and venous resistance sites; the unidirectional acinar blood flow that regulates parenchymal cell metabolic specialization; and the high More...
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