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Main Title Biomechanics of the Gravid Human Uterus [electronic resource] /
Author Miftahof, Roustem N.
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Author Title of a Work
Nam, Hong Gil.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2011
Call Number QH324.2-324.25
ISBN 9783642214738
Subjects Life sciences. ; Human physiology. ; Bioinformatics. ; Biological models. ; Biology--Data processing. ; Physiology--Mathematics.
Internet Access
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Collation XVIII, 179 p. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes Biological Preliminaries -- Models of the Gravid Uterus -- A Dynamic Model of the Fasciculus -- General Theory of Thin Shells -- Essentials of the Theory of Soft Shells -- Continual Model of the Myometrium -- Models of Synaptic Transmission and Regulation -- Pharmacology of Myometrial Contractility -- Gravid Uterus as a Soft Biological Shell -- Biomechanics of the Gravid Uterus in Perspective. . The complexity of human uterine function and regulation is one of the great wonders of nature and represents a daunting challenge to unravel. This book is dedicated to the biomechanical modeling of the gravid human uterus and gives an example of the application of the mechanics of solids and the theory of soft shells to explore medical problems of labor and delivery. After a brief overview of the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the uterus, the authors focus mainly on electromechanical wave processes, their origin, dynamics, and neuroendocrine and pharmacological modulations. In the last chapter applications, pitfalls and problems related to modeling and computer simulations of the pregnant uterus and pelvic floor structures are discussed. A collection of exercises is added at the end of each chapter to help readers with self-evaluation. The book serves as an invaluable source of information for researchers, instructors and advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in systems biology, applied mathematics and biomedical engineering.
Place Published Berlin, Heidelberg
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2011
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20141010061712
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 03225nam a22005295i 45