"A thin layer of cells lining the interior surface of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels is called endothelium. Endothelial cells perform many functions such as barrier function, blot clot formation, formation of new blood vessels and blood pressure regulation through vasoconstriction and vasodilation.
The contraction of the muscular wall of the blood vessels results in narrowing of blood vessels which is called vasoconstriction. It plays a key role to stop internal bleeding and heavy loss of blood. The constriction of blood vessels restricts the blood flow and thus results in retention of body heat. The process of vasoconstriction is essential to maintain mean arterial pressure.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of theÂ Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years."
Last date updated on September, 2014