Pulmonary Physiology

ISBN-10: 007138765X

ISBN-13: 9780071387651

Edition: 6th 2003 (Revised)

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A solid background in the aspects of pulmonary physiology essential for clinical medicine is provided in this study. The book identifies concepts to foster understanding and provides encouragement for learning objectives with study questions.
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 8/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Juzar Ali, MD, is the Director of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Chest & TB Clinics, the Director of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- Wetmore TB Clinics and is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Warren Summer, MD, is a Howard A. Buechner Professor of Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He is also the Director of Pulmonary Clinical Research and the Associate Director at the General Clinical Research Center at LSUHSC in New Orleans, Louisiana. Michael G. Levitzky, PhD is Professor of Physiology, Anesthesiology and Cariopulmonary Science at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Preface
Function & Structure of the Respiratory System
Objectives
Functions of the Respiratory System
Structure of the Respiratory System
Key Concepts
Suggested Readings
Mechanics of Breathing
Objectives
Generation of a Pressure Gradient Between Atmosphere & Alveoli
Pressure-Volume Relationships in the Respiratory System
Interaction of Lung & Chest Wall: The Static Pressure-Volume Curve
Airways Resistance
The Work of Breathing
Key Concepts
Clinical Problems
Suggested Readings
Alveolar Ventilation
Objectives
The Lung Volumes
Measurement of the Lung Volumes
Anatomic Dead Space & Alveolar Ventilation
Measurement of Alveolar Ventilation
Alveolar Ventilation & Alveolar Oxygen & Carbon Dioxide Levels
Regional Distribution of Alveolar Ventilation
The Closing Volume
The Effects of Aging
Key Concepts
Clinical Problems
Suggested Readings
Blood Flow to the Lung
Objectives
The Bronchial Circulation
The Functional Anatomy of the Pulmonary Circulation
Pulmonary Vascular Resistance
The Regional Distribution of Pulmonary Blood Flow: The Zones of the Lung
Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction
Pulmonary Edema
Key Concepts
Clinical Problems
Suggested Readings
Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships
Objectives
The Concept of Matching Ventilation & Perfusion
Consequences of High & Low V/Q
Testing for Nonuniform Distribution of Inspired Gas & Pulmonary Blood Flow
Regional V/Q Differences & Their Consequences in the Lung
Key Concepts
Clinical Problems
Suggested Readings
Diffusion of Gases
Objectives
Fick's Law for Diffusion
Limitations of Gas Transfer
Diffusion of Oxygen
Diffusion of Carbon Dioxide
Measurement of Diffusing Capacity
Key Concepts
Clinical Problems
Suggested Readings
The Transport of Oxygen & Carbon Dioxide in the Blood
Objectives
Transport of Oxygen by the Blood
Hemoglobin & the Physiologic Implications of the Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve
Influences on the Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve
Transport of Carbon Dioxide by the Blood
The Carbon Dioxide Dissociation Curve
The Bohr & Haldane Effects Explained
Key Concepts
Clinical Problems
Suggested Readings
The Regulation of Acid-Base Status
Objectives
The Chemistry of Acids, Bases, & Buffers
Buffer Systems of the Human Body
Acidosis & Alkalosis
Respiratory & Renal Compensatory Mechanisms
Clinical Interpretation of Blood Gases & Acid-Base Status
The Causes of Hypoxia
Key Concepts
Clinical Problems
Suggested Readings
The Control of Breathing
Objectives
The Generation of Spontaneous Rhythmicity
The Medullary Respiratory Center
The Pontine Respiratory Group
Spinal Pathways
Reflex Mechanisms of Respiratory Control
Influences of Higher Centers
The Response to Carbon Dioxide
The Response to Hydrogen Ions
The Response to Hypoxia
The Response to Exercise
Key Concepts
Clinical Problems
Suggested Readings
Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung
Objectives
Pulmonary Defense Mechanisms
Nonrespiratory Functions of the Pulmonary Circulation
Metabolic Functions of the Lung
Key Concepts
Suggested Readings
The Respiratory System Under Stress
Objectives
Exercise & the Respiratory System
Altitude & Acclimatization
Diving & the Respiratory System
Key Concepts
Clinical Problems
Suggested Readings
Clinical Problem Answers
Appendix
Symbols Used in Respiratory Physiology
The Laws Governing the Behavior of Gases
Frequently Used Equations
Pulmonary Function Test Decision Tree
Table of Normal Respiratory and Circulatory Values
General Suggested Readings
Index
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