Starling law


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law of the heart

the energy liberated by the heart when it contracts is a function of the length of its muscle fibers at the end of diastole.
Synonym(s): Starling law
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Starling law

A law that states that the force of blood ejected by the heart is determined primarily by the length of the fibers of its muscular wall (i.e., an increase in diastolic filling lengthens the fibers and increases the force of muscular contraction).
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(2) The concepts of volume therapy were based on the relationship of preload and cardiac output described by the Frank Starling law, and the use of clinical parameters like blood pressure, heart rate and urine output.
Mouser, a partner in the Ramsay Bridgforth Harrelson & Starling law firm in Pine Bluff, will be sworn in as the 111th president of the Arkansas Bar Association on June 13.
He now serves of counsel in the Ramsay Bridgforth Harrelson & Starling law firm.