Integration and control of circulatory function.

  title={Integration and control of circulatory function.},
  author={Arthur C. Guyton and Allen W. Cowley and David B. Young and Thomas G. Coleman and John E. Simon Hall and JAMES W. DECLUE},
  journal={International review of physiology},
In this chapter we have emphasized especially the intrinsic controls of the circulation, such as the autoregulation mechanism for control of local blood flow, automatic control of cardiac output, long-term control of arterial pressure, long-term control of blood volume, and automatic distribution of fluids between the circulation and the interstitial spaces. The reasons for emphasizing these mechanisms are several: first, many experiments have now shown that the intrinsic mechanisms can provide… CONTINUE READING