People and Ideas

A Life of Ernest Starling

Authors: Henderson, John

  • Biography of Ernest Starling (1886-1927)
  • Pre-eminent in the golden age of British Physiology
  • His discovery of secretin and his work on capillaries were extremely important contributions
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Ernest Starling (1866-1927) was pre-eminent in the golden age of British Physiology. His name is usually associated with his "Law of the Heart,” but his discovery of secretin (the first hormone whose mode of action was explained) and his work on capillaries were more important contributions. He coined the word 'hormone' one hundred years ago. His analysis of capillary function demonstrated that equal and opposite forces move across the capillary wall--an outward (hydrostatic) force and an inward (osmotic) force derived from plasma proteins.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Life of Ernest Starling
Authors
Series Title
People and Ideas
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
American Physiological Society
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7526-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7526-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
256
Additional Information
Originally Published by Academic Press 2005
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