Nunn's applied respiratory physiology

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Elsevier/Butterworth Heinemann, 2005 - Medical - 501 pages
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Here's the definitive text on the principles and applications of respiratory physiology-back in a fully revised and updated New Edition! Readers will find crucial management guidance on all the conditions they see in practice with its comprehensive, clinically oriented descriptions of lung function in health, disease, and altered conditions and environments. Anesthesia and Analgesia called the previous edition "an easily digestible compendium of basic physiological principles" and a "'born again' classic."

  • Describes respiration in health and disease and in normal and abnormal situations, to help readers manage all conditions they see in their practices.
  • Examines the respiratory effects of exercise, sleep, smoking, anaesthesia, drowning, anaemia, pregnancy, and other events as well as environmental factors such as altitude, flying, high pressure, closed environments, and air pollution on respiration.
  • Maintains the clarity of style and single-author approach of previous editions through the close collaboration of Andrew Lumb and John Nunn.
  • Makes difficult concepts easy to understand and apply with nearly 300 illustrations.

  • A new chapter on Drugs and the Lung (Ch. 23), which discusses drug actions and the mechanism of action for commonly used respiratory drugs, and a new chapter on the History of Respiratory Physiology (Ch. 13).
  • More coverage of pathophysiology and even more applications of respiratory physiology to clinical practice.
  • A more consistent organization, a revised page design that aids readability, and an art program featuring new and newly redrawn illustrations.

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