The Pharmacology of Vascular Smooth Muscle

Hardcover | April 1, 1992

EditorC. Garland, J. A. Angus

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This book provides pharmacologists and biological scientists with an interest in pharmacology with an understanding of how events at the cellular level impact on the cardiovascular system as a whole. Recent advances in knowledge are highlighted, and all the themes are presented from thesingle cell (smooth muscle endothelial and nerve) level through to the blood vessel wall to the vascular system as a functional system. This is the first book to provide an introduction to wide-ranging pharmacological principles and major techniques in this subject area, and is an ideal source ofbackground literature for research in vascular pharmacology.

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This book provides pharmacologists and biological scientists with an interest in pharmacology with an understanding of how events at the cellular level impact on the cardiovascular system as a whole. Recent advances in knowledge are highlighted, and all the themes are presented from thesingle cell (smooth muscle endothelial and nerve)...

C. Garland, Department of Pharmacology, University of Bristol. J. A. Angus, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Melbourne.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pagesPublished:April 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192623877

ISBN - 13:9780192623874

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Table of Contents

G. Martin and H. Giles: Chapter 1 - Pharmacological principles for analysing responses of vascular smooth muscleM. Lew and G. McPherson: Chapter 2 - Methodology 1 - Isolated tissue techniquesA. Gurney: Chapter 3 - Single cell techniquesChapter 4 - Vascular pharmacology - in vivo techniques and analysisA. Shaw and J. McGrath: Chapter 5 - Initiation of smooth muscle responseP. Aaronson and S. Smirnov: Chapter 6 - Membrane ion channels in vascular smooth muscle excitation-contraction couplingK. Malarkey et al: Chapter 7 - Ca+ signalling pathways involved in the regulation of vascular smooth muscle contraction and relaxationS. Luff, G. Hirst, T. Cunnane: Chapter 8 - Neuroeffector transmission in arteries, aterioles, and veinsG. Burnstock and V. Ralevic: Chapter 9 - CotransmissionT. Cocks: Chapter 10 - Endothelium-dependent vasodilator mechanismsP. Kelly and C. Garland: Chapter 11 - Pharmacology of the cerebral circulationT. Cocks and J. Angus: Chapter 12 - Pharmacology of coronary circulationD. Brooks and R. Edwards: Chapter 13 - Pharmacology of the renal circulationX-J. Du and A. Dart: Chapter 14 - AtherosclerosisN. Hollenberg: Chapter 15 - Vessel wall injury and growth: pharmacological considerations in atherosclerosis and collateral artery functionA. Betz and F. Ionnotti: Chapter 16 - The cerebral microvascular endothelium in ischaemiaR. Bogle and P. Vallance: Chapter 17 - Regulation of vascular smooth muscle tone in sepsisJ. Chin and A. Dart: Chapter 18 - HypertensionG. Cremona and T. Higenbottam: Chapter 19 - Pulmonary hypertension