Cardiopulmonary System / Edition 1by Daniel R Richardson, Katie Randall, Dexter F Speck, David C. Randall
Pub. Date: 09/05/2000
Cardiopulmonary System Structure and Function is based on the understanding that the study of physiology is conceptual in nature. As a result, this book carefully and methodically develops the most important concepts underlying the functions of the heart, lungs, and circulation (ie, the cardiopulmonary system) and demonstrates the integrated nature of the entire system. By taking this approach, medical students will find this text helpful not only in understanding the most important elements of cardiopulmonary physiology but also in providing a useful review of the heart, lungs, and circulation in preparation for Step 1 of the USMLE.
Table of Contents
Homeostasis as a Framework of Cardiopulmonary Function.
Principles of the Cardiopulmonary System.
The Role of the Cardiopulmonary System in Total Body Homeostasis.
Physical Principles Underlying Cardiopulmonary Function.
Physiology of Muscles Involved in the Cardiopulmonary System.
Design of the Cardiopulmonary System.
Blood as a Component of the Cardiopulmonary System.
The Fundamentals of the Cardiopulmonary System.
The Cardiac Cycle.
Cardiac Pump Function.
The Regulation of Tissue Blood Flow.
Control of the Cardiopulmonary System.
The Respiratory Pump.
Mechanics of the Respiratory Cycle.
Coupling of the Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Systems.
Role of the Lungs in Acid-Base Balance.
Central Control of the Cardiopulmonary System.
The Integrated Response to Exercise
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