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A study of cardiac and ciliary activity

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Certain tissues have long been recognized to exhibit apparently normal movements when isolated from the body. Originally this was attributed to the presence of nervous tissue, but Gaskell and Engelmann towards the end of the nineteenth century established that cardiac muscle possessed the power of spontaneous rhythmic activity. It is now generally accepted that the heart beat is myogenic and not neurogenic in origin. Ciliary movement has always been regarded as autonomous and in 1924 Gray ...

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University of Oxford
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Publication date:
1959
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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polonsky:9:2

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