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1. (Science: ornithology) Any passerine bird belonging to Sturnus and allied genera. The European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is dark brown or greenish black, with a metallic gloss, and spotted with yellowish white. It is a sociable bird, and builds about houses, old towers, etc. Called also stare, and starred. The pied starling of india is Sternopastor contra.

2. (Science: zoology) A California fish; the rock trout.

3. A structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge for protection and support; called also sterling. Rose-coloured starling.

Origin: OE. Sterlyng, a dim. Of OE. Stare, AS. Staer; akin to AS. Stearn, G. Star, staar, OHG. Stara, Icel. Starri, stari, Sw. Stare, Dan. Staer, L. Sturnus. Cf. Stare a starling.

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Marey's Law

... reflex is that to allow more time for the heart to be filled with blood so increasing the initial lenght of the cardiac muscle and according to starling law...stronger contraction of the cardiac muscle to overcome the resistance existed in the aorta by the elevated Blood pressure

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by mostafaseb
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Marey's Law
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Re: Filtration and Absorption

Should I apply starling equation for this? I think this question is the equation.

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by cloud5
Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Filtration and Absorption
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Heart beat ~ B.P.

asutoshsahu, Are you thinking of Frank-Starling Law? Preload + Contractility = Afterload Basically...the volume entering the heart in addition to the efficacy of contractions is going to determine your systemic perfusion dynamics.

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by cardiorrhexis
Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Heart beat ~ B.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

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