Just Enough Physiology by James R. Munis

By James R. Munis

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Just adequate Physiology takes the person on a guided travel of cardiopulmonary body structure. they're going to become aware of how the guts, lungs, and move paintings in severe environments so they are higher built to appreciate how they function-or malfunction-at the bedside, within the working room, or within the extensive care unit. barely enough Physiology will organize all scholars and physicians-in-training for Board checks whereas additionally instructing them find out how to imagine like a physiologist.

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Let’s go back to the giraffe. The pressures measured at different points in the jugular vein are not at all what you would expect. When the right atrial pressure is measured in the standing, sedated giraffe, it is lower than expected—that is, it is lower than the pressure in a standing column of blood the same height as a giraffe’s neck. This paradox is not confined only to exotic African animals. Patients in the sitting position demonstrate the same phenomenon. For example, let’s say that the tip of a central venous pressure (CVP) catheter is at the junction between the superior vena cava and the right atrium, the pressure transducer is at the level of the heart, and the head is elevated such that the vertical distance between the top of the head (superior sagittal sinus) and the heart is 25 cm.

To simplify calculations, assume that 1 cm of blood is equivalent to 1 mm Hg of hydrostatic pressure. 1 What would be the mean arterial pressure measured at the head? 2 As blood moves from the intracranial arteries through the capillaries and into the intracranial sinuses, how much does the pressure decrease? 3 While taking your measurements, the giraffe’s heart stops momentarily, and its mean arterial pressure (measured at the level of the heart) decreases to 15 cm H2O, which is the same as the right atrial pressure both before and after the cardiac arrest.

It is not the same as perfusion pressure, and it has nothing to do with flow. It happens that the cerebral circulation functions like a siphon. That is, like an inverted “U,” it constitutes a continuous column of fluid that extends from the heart to the head and back down to the heart again. If you remember our previous discussion about 4. 4. Simple Siphon. hydrostatic pressure, any continuous column of fluid that begins and ends at the same vertical height is gravitationally neutral—fluid won’t tend to move in either direction within an inverted U-shaped tube unless it’s provided with a mechanical push (by the heart, for instance).

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