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The Resource How the heart develops : a visual approach, Donald A. Fischman, (electronic book)

How the heart develops : a visual approach, Donald A. Fischman, (electronic book)

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How the heart develops : a visual approach
Title
How the heart develops
Title remainder
a visual approach
Statement of responsibility
Donald A. Fischman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With possible exception of the atomic clock, the heart may be the most perfect machine ever devised. How it develops from a simple embryonic tube is a fascinating story of biology and lends a great deal of insight into the source of heart defects that affect children and adults alike. Central to this entire lecture is the fact that the fetus resides in an aquatic environment. Oxygenated blood arrives from the placenta and deoxygenated returns to the placenta (Figure 1). The lungs play no role in delivering oxygen or removing carbon dioxide to or from the circulation. Thus, the fetus mainly (but not exclusively) requires a three-chambered heart rather than the four-chambered heart that we are all familiar with. This resembles fish circulation in which blood leaves the heart into an aortic sac from which emanate the aortic arches that deliver blood to the gills, where it is oxygenated and CO2 is removed. Blood then goes to the dorsal aortae for nourishing the body tissues. In a fish there is no need for a four-chambered heart, since fish do not use lungs to aerate the blood or remove CO2 (Movie 1). Although the fetus lacks gills and still develops a four-chambered heart, much of fetal circulatory physiology depends on a "quasi-three-chambered circulation" that bypasses the pulmonary circulation. Upon birth, this "aquatic" circulation must change within minutes to permit lung function. The topics to follow trace how this circulation develops and how it changes upon birth
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Fischman, Donald.
Dewey number
612.17
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP111.4
LC item number
.F574 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Colloquium series on the cell biology of medicine
Series volume
1
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  • Heart
  • Heart
Target audience
adult
Label
How the heart develops : a visual approach, Donald A. Fischman, (electronic book)
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 53) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction to the cell biology of medicine -- Introduction -- Fetal and embryonic hematopoiesis -- Formation of the precardiac mesoderm and fate mapping during gastrulation -- Tubular heart -- Cardiac looping -- Pericardial cavity -- Endocardial cushions -- Atrial septation -- Ventricular septation -- Partitioning of the bulbus cordis and truncus arteriosus -- Conducting system -- Cell lineages during heart development -- Circulation at term and changes upon birth -- Recommended readings -- Series editor biography -- Index
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unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (ix, 68 p. : ill.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781615040018
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unknown
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digital file. ;
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unknown
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access
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remote
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System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader
Label
How the heart develops : a visual approach, Donald A. Fischman, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 53) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction to the cell biology of medicine -- Introduction -- Fetal and embryonic hematopoiesis -- Formation of the precardiac mesoderm and fate mapping during gastrulation -- Tubular heart -- Cardiac looping -- Pericardial cavity -- Endocardial cushions -- Atrial septation -- Ventricular septation -- Partitioning of the bulbus cordis and truncus arteriosus -- Conducting system -- Cell lineages during heart development -- Circulation at term and changes upon birth -- Recommended readings -- Series editor biography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (ix, 68 p. : ill.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781615040018
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital file. ;
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System details
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader

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