Starling, Ernest Henry biographical name
(born April 17, 1866, London, Eng.died May 2, 1927, Kingston Harbour, Jam.) British physiologist. His studies of lymph secretion clarified the roles of different pressures in fluid exchanges between vessels and tissues. Starling and William Bayliss showed how nerve impulses control peristalsis and coined the term hormone. Starling also found that water and necessary chemicals filtered out by the kidneys are reabsorbed at the lower end of the nephron. His Principles of Human Physiology (1912), continually revised, was a standard international text.
This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise.
For the full entry on Starling, Ernest Henry, visit Britannica.com.
Seen & Heard
What made you look up Starling, Ernest Henry? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.