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Star·ling curve

(star'ling),
a graph in which cardiac output or stroke volume is plotted against mean atrial or ventricular end-diastolic pressure; with increasing venous return and atrial pressure the output proportionately increases until further increments overload the heart and the output falls.

Star·ling curve

(stahr'ling kŭrv)
A graph in which cardiac output or stroke volume is plotted against mean atrial or ventricular end-diastolic pressure; with increasing venous return and atrial pressure, the output proportionately increases until further increments overload the heart and the output falls.
Synonym(s): Frank-Starling curve.

Starling,

Ernest Henry, English physiologist, 1866-1927.
Frank-Starling curve - Synonym(s): Starling curve
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In normal physiological conditions, both ventricles operate on the ascending portion of the Frank-Starling curve and cardiac function is regarded as being 'preload dependent (9).
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