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Physiology, Biophysics, and Biomedical Engineering

1st Edition

Edited by Andrew Wood

CRC Press

782 pages

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Physiology, Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering provides a multidisciplinary understanding of biological phenomena and the instrumentation for monitoring these phenomena. It covers the physical phenomena of electricity, pressure, and flow along with the adaptation of the physics of the phenomena to the special conditions and constraints of biolog

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Introduction to Physiological Systems. Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits for Biomedicine. Properties of Electrodes. MAINLY MOLECULES: Molecular Biophysics. Membrane Biophysics. Excitability and Synapses. Skeletal Muscle Biophysics. HEART AND CIRCULATION: Cardiac Biophysics. Rheology of Blood. The Vascular System: Blood Flow Patterns in Various Parts of the Circulation. Cardiovascular System Monitoring. LUNGS, KIDNEYS, AND SPECIAL MONITORING: Respiratory Biophysics. Renal Biophysics and Dialysis. Cardiopulmonary Perfusion and Advanced Surgical Techniques. THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM: Organization of the Human Central Nervous System. The Biophysics of Sensation-General. Vision. Audition and Vestibular Sense. Chemical Senses. SYSTEMS AND SIGNALS: Physiological Signal Processing. Bioelectrical Signals: The Electroencephalogram. Magnetic Stimulation and Biomagnetic Signals. Medical Imaging. Microscopy and Biophotonics. SYSTEMS INTEGRATION: Physiological Modeling. Biomechanics and Biomaterials. Biosensors and Emerging Technologies. Answers to Questions. Index.

About the Editor

Andrew W. Wood is a professor in the Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Center at Swinburne University of Technology. Dr. Wood was recently a member of the radiation health committee of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency and the secretary and registrar of the Australian Radiation Protection Accreditation Board. His research interests include the health effects associated with nonionizing radiation, cellular neuroscience, fluorescence microscopy, and mathematical modeling.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Physics