Study of the in vivo Mechanical Properties of the Blood Vessels and Their Regulation.
PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA
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The general objective of the program was to increase and improve knowledge and understanding of the properties and behavior of the circulatory system under normal operating and diseased conditions. The diseased condition being emphasized was hypertension, although the study related to other abnormal states such as shock and also provided insight into the athreosclerotic process. The study dealt extensively with the chemical, metabolic and physical characteristics of blood vessels and with how nervous, endocrine and renal functions control cardiovascular properties and behavior. An important aspect of the study was the approach being taken, i.e., the systems approach.
- Anatomy and Physiology