Peripheral Arterial Chemoreceptors and Respiratory-Cardiovascular Integration

Hardcover | February 1, 1997

byM. de Burgh Daly

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The peripheral arterial chemoreceptors are small organs, situated in the neck and chest, that play an important role in the control of the heart and circulation. Stimulation of the chemoreceptors can occur as a result of changes in respiration, for example, when the body is partly deprived ofoxygen. The book provides the first detailed account of all the important research done in this field, from the first discovery of chemoreceptors, up to the present day, and the work currently being done within this area. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on methodology and experimentaldesign. As well as being of considerable interest to physiologists, the book contains chapters that would appeal to those interested in the historical, morphological, medico-legal, and clinical aspects of the subject.

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The peripheral arterial chemoreceptors are small organs, situated in the neck and chest, that play an important role in the control of the heart and circulation. Stimulation of the chemoreceptors can occur as a result of changes in respiration, for example, when the body is partly deprived ofoxygen. The book provides the first detaile...

M. de Burgh Daly is at Royal Free Hospital and University College, London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:756 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.77 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198576757

ISBN - 13:9780198576754

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1. Introduction2. Morphology of the peripheral arterial chemoreceptors3. Nature of chemoreceptor stimuli and chemoreceptor responses4. Methods of eliciting reflexes from the carotid and aortic bodies5. Discovery of the respiratory functions6. Reflex effects on the cardiovascular system: role of changes in respiration7. Effects of respiration on the cardiovascular system8. Central integration of respiratory and autonomic functions9. Carotid bodies: primary cardiovascular responses10. Aortic bodies: primary cardiovascular responses11. Primary reflex effects on the pulmonary and bronchial circulations12. Respiratory mechanisms modulating cardiovascular responses of chemoreceptor origin13. Role of brainstem defence areas14. Peripheral chemoreceptor function in the fetus and neonate15. Interactions between arterial chemoreceptors and other inputs16. Examples of integrative control of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems17. Clinical implications of chemoreceptor reflexes18. General conclusionsAppendix 1: The analytical use of heart rate and pulse intervalAppendix 2: Should vasomotor responses be expressed as changes in resistance or conductance?