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Author Miftahof, Roustem.
Title Biomechanics of the gravid human uterus / Roustem N. Miftahof, Hong Gil Nam.
Imprint Heidelberg : Springer, 2011.

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Author Miftahof, Roustem.
Subject Uterus -- Mechanical properties.
Uterus -- physiology.
Biomechanics.
Biostatistics.
Models, Biological.
Alt Name Nam, Hong Gil.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 179 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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.
Contents 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.
ISBN 9783642214738 (electronic bk.)
3642214738 (electronic bk.)
9783642214721
364221472X
OCLC # 768420244
Additional Format Print version: Miftahof, Roustem. Biomechanics of the gravid human uterus. Heidelberg : Springer, 2011 9783642214721 (DLC) 2011933468 (OCoLC)731921794.


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