Introduction


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Introduction
IntroductionOne may question why it is important for a biomedical engineer to study physiology. To answer this question, we can begin by recognizing that cardiovascular disorders are now the main cause of death in developed nations. Furthermore, to understand the pathologies or dysfunctions of the cardiovascular system, engineers must first begin to understand the physiology or proper functioning of that system. If an engineer would like to design devices and procedures to remedy those cardiovascular pathologies, then she or he must be well acquainted with physiology.The cardiovascular system consists of the heart, arteries, veins, capillaries, and lymphatic vessels. Lymphatic vessels collect extracellular fluid and return it to circulation. The most basic functions of the car…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Introduction, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export