Pulmonary Physiology, Seventh Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 30, 2007 - Medical - 278 pages
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  • Audience: first and second year medical students; nursing practitioner students; physician assistant students; residents in internal medicine, anesthesiology, pediatrics, pulmonary medicine; and respiratory therapists
  • Emphasizes comprehension of fundamental concepts over memorization
  • All major concepts illustrated with figures
  • Clinical study questions and answers and problem-based examples in each chapter
  • New to this edition: correlations to clinical medicine at the end of each chapter, updated text throughout, additional tables added to highlight key concepts, and updated references

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Chapter 1 Function Structure of the Respiratory System
Chapter 2 Mechanics of Breathing
Chapter 3 Alveolar Ventilation
Chapter 4 Blood Flow to the Lung
Chapter 5 VentilationPerfusion Relationships
Chapter 6 Diffusion of Gases
Chapter 7 The Transport of Oxygen Carbon Dioxide in the Blood
Chapter 8 The Regulation of AcidBase Status
Chapter 9 The Control of Breathing
Chapter 10 Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung
Chapter 11 The Respiratory System Under Stress
Clinical Problem Answers

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Page 51 - The Pathway for Oxygen: Structure and Function in the Mammalian Respiratory System. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984, pp.

About the author (2007)

Michael G. Levitzky, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Anesthesiology at Louisiana State University Medical Center.

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