Fundamentals of Respiratory Physiology

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I. K. International Pvt Ltd, Jan 31, 2007 - Physiology - 150 pages
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Many topics, including mechanism of actions of contractile agonists / beta adrenoceptor / nitric oxide on airway smooth muscle and maintenance of arterial carbon dioxide by oxygen and carbon dioxide dissociation curves have been highlighted. The book is going to be beneficial to both graduate and postgraduate students of Physiology and also students of Respiratory Medicine. Salient Features: Up-to-date coverage of respiratory physiology. Emphasizes the applied aspects. The clinical applications are highlighted at the appropriate places. Emphasizes the basic principles so as to enable students to understand the complex concepts. New coverage related to intermittent hypoxia, oxygen homeostasis, feedback control of oxygen supply to the tissues and more has been included. Summarizes the text with many illustrations / tables. Apart from MBBS students, other students who are preparing for examinations (MD, USMLE) will find the book useful.
 

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Contents

Structure and Function of the Respiratory System
1
Respiratory Cycle
17
Pulmonary Gas Exchange
51
Control of Respiration
77
Respiration under Normal and Abnormal Conditions
97
Pathophysiology of Certain Respiratory Disorders 125
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