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ABC of Acid-Base Chemistry The Elements of Physiological Blood-Gas Chemistry for Medical Students and Physicians

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ISBN-10: 0226137031

ISBN-13: 9780226137032

Edition: 6th 1974 (Revised)

Authors: Horace W. Davenport

List price: $34.00
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The ABC of Acid-Base Chemistry provides physiologists, medical students, and physicians with an intelligible outline of the elements of physiological acid-base chemistry. This new edition of Horace W. Davenport's standard text takes into account different ways of looking at the problems of acid-base derived from new instrumentation. The exposition has been modified to allow the student to apply his understanding to other systems of description of the acid-base status. Although the pH system has been retained, there is increasing emphasis on the use of hydrogen ion concentration. Topics discussed include: partial pressure of gases, composition of alveolar gas, transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood, buffer action of hemoglobin and seperated plasma, oxygenated whole blood and reduced blood, concepts of base excess and base deficit, and chemical regulation of respiration. "Any reader who clearly understands the subject matter of this book will have a firm grounding in the principles of the subject; I find it the clearest text of this type that I have read."--British Journal of Hospital Medicine "This little book is of great value to chemically trained physicians and medical students who want to get a clearer idea of the physiology of acid base chemistry in the blood."--The Journal of Gastroenterology
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 1974
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/1974
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

What Happens in Blood
The Partial Pressure of a Gas
Composition of Alveolar Air
Carriage of Oxygen in the Blood
Carriage of Oxygen in the Blood by Physical Solution
Carriage of Oxygen in the Blood by Hemoglobin
The pH Scale
Buffer Action
Hemoglobin as a Buffer: The Titration Curve of Oxyhemoglobin
The Direct Combination of Carbon Dioxide with Hemoglobin: Carbamino Compounds
Hemoglobin as a Buffer: The Effect of Reduction
Carriage of Carbon Dioxide in the Blood: Qualitative Aspects
Carriage of Carbon Dioxide in the Blood: Quantitative Aspects
Fundamental Equations
Calculation of the Partition of Carbon Dioxide in Plasma
Calculation of the Partition of Carbon Dioxide in Whole Blood
The pH-Bicarbonate Diagram 1. f7 The Buffer Value of Separated Plasma and of Oxygenated Whole Blood
What Happens in a Person
The Slope of the Normal Buffer Line in Vitro and in Vivo
The Buffer Line of Reduced Blood and the Concept of Base Excess or Deficit
Estimation of Base Excess or Deficit
Normal Acid-Base Paths without Compensation
Normal Ranges
Chemical Regulation of Respiration
Respiratory Compensation for Metabolic Alkalosis or Acidosis
Renal Processes Responding to Acid-Base Changes
Renal Responses to Metabolic Alkalosis and Acidosis
Renal Compensation for Respiratory Alkalosis or Acidosis
Identification of Acid-Base Status
Clinical Example: Metabolic Acidosis
Clinical Example: Respiratory Alkalosis
Other Ways of Looking at the Problem
The pH-Log Pco2 Diagram
Determination of Acid-Base Status of Blood by Equilibration with Gas Mixtures of Known Pco2
Quantitation of the Metabolic Component: The Carbon Dioxide Combining Power
Quantitation of the Metabolic Component: Standard Bicarbonate
Quantitation of the Metabolic Component: The Base Excess Scale