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Respiratory Physiology The Essentials

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ISBN-10: 0781772060

ISBN-13: 9780781772068

Edition: 8th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: John B. West

List price: $45.50
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Description:

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 USMLE-style questions and answers with full explanations for all answer choices. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text, plus animations that illustrate difficult physiologic concepts.
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Book details

List price: $45.50
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 1/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
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
Symbols, Units, and Equations
Answers
Figure Credits
Index