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AuthorChappell, Michael
TitlePhysiology for engineers:applying engineering methods to physiological systems
Type of publicationBooks
Physical description xiv, 167 p. ; 24 cm.
Publisher Springer International Publishing, 2016
SeriesBiosystems and biorobotics,13
Сall numberR856 .C43 2016
LocationMedical library
Subjecthuman physiology
systems biology
cell physiology
biological systems
biomedical engineering
GenreTextbooks/Оқулықтар/Учебная литература
SummaryThis book provides an introduction to qualitative and quantitative aspects of human physiology. It looks at biological and physiological processes and phenomena, including a selection of mathematical models, showing how physiological problems can be mathematically formulated and studied. It also illustrates how a wide range of engineering and physics topics, including electronics, fluid dynamics, solid mechanics and control theory can be used to describe and understand physiological processes and systems. Throughout the text there are introductions to measuring and quantifying physiological processes using both signal and imaging technologies. Physiology for Engineers describes the basic structure and models of cellular systems, the structure and function of the cardiovascular system, the electrical and mechanical activity of the heart and provides an overview of the structure and function of the respiratory and nervous systems. It also includes an introduction to the basic concepts and applications of reaction kinetics, pharmacokinetic modelling and tracer kinetics. It is of interest to final year biomedical engineering undergraduates and graduate students alike, as well as to practising engineers new to the fields of bioengineering or medical physics
ContentsCell structure and biochemical reactions --
Cellular homeostasis and membrane potential --
The action potential --
Cellular transport and communication --
Pharmacokinetics --
Tissue mechanics --
Cardiovascular system I: the heart --
Cardiovascular system II: the vasculature --
The respiratory system --
The central nervous system
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