A life of Ernest Starling [electronic resource] / John Henderson.Material type: TextSeries: People and ideas series: Publisher: New York : Published for the American Physiological Society by Oxford University Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (227 p.) : illISBN: 9781461475262 (electronic bk.); 1461475260 (electronic bk.); 9780080535494 (electronic bk.); 0080535496 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Starling, Ernest Henry, 1866-1927 | Physiologists -- Great Britain -- Biography | Starling, Ernest Henry, 1866-1927 | Great Britain -- Biography | Physiology -- Biography | MEDICAL -- Physiology | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Medical | Fysiologie | Physiologists -- Great Britain -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Life of Ernest Starling.DDC classification: 612/.0092 | [B] LOC classification: QP26.S714 | H46 2005ebOnline resources: ScienceDirect
Prelude -- Hearts and Capillaries -- 1890-1899 -- Secretin, Politics, and the New Institute -- Starling's Law and Related Matters -- Interlude: The Haldane Commission (1910-13) -- The Great War -- 1918-1920 -- Back to Research -- The End of the Trail -- A Life Surveyed.
Ernest Starling (1866-1927) was pre-eminent in the golden age of British Physiology. His name is usually associated with his Law of the Heart, but his discovery of secretin (the first hormone whose mode of action was explained) and his work on capillaries were more important contributions. He coined the word 'hormone' one hundred years ago. His analysis of capillary function demonstrated that equal and opposite forces move across the capillary wall--an outward (hydrostatic) force and an inward (osmotic) force derived from plasma proteins. Starlings contributions include: *Developing the "Frank-Starling Law of the Heart," presented in 1915 and modified in 1919. *The Starling equation, describing fluid shifts in the body (1896) *The discovery of secretin, the first hormone, with Bayliss (1902) and the introduction of the concept of hormones (1905).
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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