Reflex and Humoral Control of the Circulation

Alfredo L. Clavell

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Reflex and Humoral Control of the Circulation

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Optimal regulation of the circulation is dependent on an integration of cardiovascular reflexes with local and circulating humoral factors that regulate myocardial contractility, vascular tone, and intravascular volume (intravascular volume is regulated primarily through renal sodium excretion). Under physiologic conditions, cardiovascular reflexes affect short-term cardiovascular control, whereas humoral mechanisms function more as long-term modulators of cardiovascular homeostasis. This chapter examines reflexes and humoral factors and their control of circulation.

Chapter.  1956 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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