Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008 - Medical - 186 pages
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Widely considered the "gold standard" textbook for respiratory physiology, this compact, concise, and easy-to-read text is now in its fully updated Eighth Edition. New student-friendly features include Key Points boxes at the end of each chapter and review questions and answers.

A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text, plus animations that illustrate difficult physiologic concepts.

  

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This is a very beautiful book in the eye of a physiologist.I have found most answers to my queries in Respiratory physiology.Thanks to all who contributed in bringing up this book.

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This book is one of the most important books one can read about respiratory physiology. There are few equations and excellent explanations of pulmonary mechanics. Any medical student should read this ... Read full review

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Contents

Structure and Function How the Architecture of the Lung Subserves its Function
1
Ventilation How Gas Gets to the Alveoli
13
Diffusion How Gas Gets Across the BloodGas Barrier
25
Blood Flow and Metabolism How the Pulmonary Circulation Removes Gas From the Lung and Alters Some Metabolites
35
VentilationPerfusion Relationships How Matching of Gas and Blood Determines Gas Exchange
55
Gas Transport by the Blood How Gases are Moved to the Peripheral Tissues
75
Mechanics of Breathing How the Lung is Supported and Moved
95
Control of Ventilation How Gas Exchange is Regulated
123
Respiratory System Under Stress How Gas Exchange is Accomplished During Exercise at Low and High Pressures and at Birth
139
Tests of Pulmonary Function How Respiratory Physiology is Applied to Measure Lung Function
157
Symbols Units and Equations
171
Answers
177
Figure Credits
179
Index
181
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