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Ciliary Movement

Series: Cambridge Comparative Physiology

By: J Gray (Author)

172 pages, b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Apr 2015 | #220572 | ISBN-13: 9781107502284
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Originally published in 1928 as part of the Cambridge Comparative Physiology series, Ciliary Movement examines the importance of cilia in the lives of many invertebrate animals. Gray demonstrates how cilia, not muscle fibres, often play the dominant role as organs of contraction and locomotion and explains how ciliated surfaces are co-ordinated. Ciliary Movement will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science.



1. Introduction
2. The movement of a cilium
3. Ciliary movements
4. The force exerted and the work done by cilia
5. The relation of ciliary movement to ionic equilibria
6. The metabolism of ciliated cells and the nature of the ciliary cycle
7. Metachronal rhythm and ciliary control
8. The distribution of cilia and the functions which they perform

Subject index

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