Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems

Hardcover | December 23, 2008

byGeorge A. Truskey, Fan Yuan, David F. Katz

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Presenting engineering fundamentals and biological applications in a unified way, this book provides learners with the skills necessary to develop and critically analyze models of biological transport and reaction processes. It covers topics in fluid mechanics, mass transport, and biochemical interactions, with engineering concepts motivated by specific biological problems. For researchers in biomedical engineering.

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Presenting engineering fundamentals and biological applications in a unified way, this book provides learners with the skills necessary to develop and critically analyze models of biological transport and reaction processes. It covers topics in fluid mechanics, mass transport, and biochemical interactions, with engineering concept...

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The efficient transport of molecules is essential for the normal function of cells and organs and the design of devices for medical applications and biotechnology. Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems provides an introduction to the integrated study of transport processes and their biological applications. The book consists of f...

The authors are faculty members in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University.  The authors are leaders in their respective fields of research and their research has involved various aspects of momentum and mass transport related to biological phenomena and technologies.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:888 pages, 9.2 × 8.3 × 1.8 inPublished:December 23, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0131569880

ISBN - 13:9780131569881

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 1. Introduction.

A. INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOLOGICAL FLUID MECHANICS.

 2. Conservation and Momentum Balances.

 3. Conservation Relations for Fluid Transport, Dimensional Analysis and Scaling.

 4. Macroscopic Form of Conservation Relations and Applications of Momentum Transport.

 5. Fluid Flow in the Circulation and Tissues.

B. FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS OF MASS TRANSPORT.

 6. Introduction to Mass Transport.

 7. Diffusion with Convection or Electrical Potentials.

 8. Transport in Porous Media.

 9. Transvascular Transport.

10. Solvent and Solute Transport across the Kidney Glomerulus.

C. THE EFFECT OF MASS TRANSPORT UPON BIOCHEMICAL INTERACTIONS.

11. Mass Transport and Biochemical Interactions.

12. Oxygen Transport from the Lungs to the Tissues.

13. Ligand-Receptor Kinetics on the Cell Surface and Molecular Transport within Cells.

14. Cell Adhesion and Cell Signaling.

15. Transport of Drugs and Macromolecules in Tumors.

16. Transport in Organs and Organisms.

17. Heat Transfer in Biological Systems.

Appendix. Relevant Mathematical Concepts.