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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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


Ventilationhow gas gets to the alveoli II
Blood flow and metabolismhow the pulmonary circulation
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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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