Respiratory Physiology The Essentials

ISBN-10: 0781751527

ISBN-13: 9780781751520

Edition: 7th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: John B. West

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This updated edition reflects recent advances in research and clinical practices in respiratory physiology, as well as including review-style questions to aid understanding of key topics.
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List price: $39.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 5/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.528

Structure and Function--How the Architecture of the Lung Subserves its Function
Ventilation--How Gas Gets to the Alveoli
Diffusion--How Gas Gets Across the Blood-Gas Barrier
Blood Flow and Metabolism--How the Pulmonary Circulation Removes Gas from the Lung and Alters Some Metabolites
Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships--How Matching of Gas and Blood Determines Gas Exchange
Gas Transport by the Blood--How Gases are Moved to the Peripheral Tissues
Mechanics of Breathing--How the Lung is Supported and Moved
Control of Ventilation--How Gas Exchange is Regulated
Respiratory System Under Stress--How Gas Exchange Is Accomplished During Exercise, at Low and High Pressures, and at Birth
Tests of Pulmonary Function--How Respiratory Physiology Is Applied to Measure Lung Function
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