Respiratory Physiology The Essentials

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-03
  • Publisher: LWW
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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. "Doody's Core Titles 2009."

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Structure and Function-How the Architecture of the Lung Subserves its Functionp. 1
Ventilation-How Gas Gets to the Alveolip. 13
Diffusion-How Gas Gets Across the Blood-Gas Barrierp. 25
Blood Flow and Metabolism-How the Pulmonary Circulation Removes Gas from the Lung and Alters Some Metabolitesp. 35
Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships-How Matching of Gas and Blood Determines Gas Exchangep. 55
Gas Transport by the Blood-How Gases are Moved to the Peripheral Tissuesp. 75
Mechanics of Breathing-How the Lung Is Supported and Movedp. 95
Control of Ventilation-How Gas Exchange Is Regulatedp. 123
Respiratory System Under Stress-How Gas Exchange Is Accomplished During Exercise, at Low and High Pressures, and at Birthp. 139
Tests of Pulmonary Function-How Respiratory Physiology is Applied to Measure Lung Functionp. 157
Symbols, Units, and Equationsp. 171
Answersp. 177
Figure Creditsp. 179
Indexp. 181
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