Functional morphology of the heart in fishes.

@article{Randall1968FunctionalMO,
  title={Functional morphology of the heart in fishes.},
  author={David J. Randall},
  journal={American zoologist},
  year={1968},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={179-89}
}
SYNOPSIS. The systemic heart of fishes consists of four chambers in series, the sinus venosus, atrium, ventricle, and conus or bulbus. Valves between the chambers and contraction of all chambers except the bulbus maintain a unidirectional blood flow through the heart. The heart is composed of typical vertebrate cardiac muscle, although there may be minor differences in the distribution of spontaneously active cells, the rate and nature of spread of excitatory waves, and the characteristics of… CONTINUE READING

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