Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000 - Science - 171 pages
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Thoroughly updated, the Sixth Edition covers the essential information in respiratory physiology in a well-organized, concise format. Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials is an introductory text written by Dr. West, a well-respected leader in the field. Updated sections include pulmonary capillaries, diffusion of carbon dioxide, hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction, pulmonary edema, and a new chapter focusing on control of ventilation. Numerous illustrations, improved two-color diagrams, self-study review questions, and a helpful index detailing symbols, units, and equations help facilitate rapid learning of the material. All of the diagrams have been improved by adding a second color.

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Ventilationhow gas gets to the alveoli II
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Blood flow and metabolismhow the pulmonary circulation
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Ventilationperfusion relationshipshow matching of
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About the author (2000)

West, one of the most prolific writers in the New York graffiti scene throughout the 80s and 90s, is the co-founder of the clothing company PNB Nation.

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