Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology / Edition 7

Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology / Edition 7

by Andrew B. Lumb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0702029963

ISBN-13: 9780702029967

Pub. Date: 08/26/2010

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Here's the definitive text on the principles and applications of respiratory physiology-back in a fully revised and updated New Edition! Readers will find crucial management guidance on all the conditions they see in practice with its comprehensive, clinically oriented descriptions of lung function in health, disease, and altered conditions and environments.

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Here's the definitive text on the principles and applications of respiratory physiology-back in a fully revised and updated New Edition! Readers will find crucial management guidance on all the conditions they see in practice with its comprehensive, clinically oriented descriptions of lung function in health, disease, and altered conditions and environments. Anesthesia and Analgesia called the previous edition "an easily digestible compendium of basic physiological principles" and a "'born again' classic."

  • Describes respiration in health and disease and in normal and abnormal situations, to help readers manage all conditions they see in their practices.
  • Examines the respiratory effects of exercise, sleep, smoking, anaesthesia, drowning, anaemia, pregnancy, and other events as well as environmental factors such as altitude, flying, high pressure, closed environments, and air pollution on respiration.
  • Maintains the clarity of style and single-author approach of previous editions through the close collaboration of Andrew Lumb and John Nunn.
  • Makes difficult concepts easy to understand and apply with nearly 300 illustrations.


  • A new chapter on Drugs and the Lung (Ch. 23), which discusses drug actions and the mechanism of action for commonly used respiratory drugs, and a new chapter on the History of Respiratory Physiology (Ch. 13).
  • More coverage of pathophysiology and even more applications of respiratory physiology to clinical practice.
  • A more consistent organization, a revised page design that aids readability, and an art program featuring new and newly redrawn illustrations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780702029967
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/26/2010
Pages:
568
Sales rank:
1,375,518
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Basic principles

1. The atmosphere

2. Functional anatomy of the respiratory tract

3. Elastic forces and lung volumes

4. Respiratory system resistance

5. Control of breathing

6. Pulmonary ventilation

7. The pulmonary circulation

8. Distribution of pulmonary ventilation and perfusion

9. Diffusion of respiratory gases

10. Carbon dioxide

11. Oxygen

12. Non-respiratory functions of the lung

13. The history of respiratory physiology

Part 2: Applied physiology

14. Pregnancy, neonates and children

15. Exercise

16. Sleep

17. High altitude and flying

18. High pressure and diving

19. Respiration in closed environments and space

20. Drowning

21. Smoking and air pollution

22. Anaesthesia

23. Changes in the carbon dioxide tension

24. Hypoxia

25. Anaemia

26. Hyperoxia and oxygen toxicity

Part 3: Physiology of pulmonary disease

27. Ventilatory failure

28. Airways disease

29. Pulmonary vascular disease

30. Parenchymal lung disease

31. Acute lung injury

32. Respiratory support and artificial ventilation

33. Lung transplantation

Appendices:

A. Physical quantities and units of measurement

B. The gas laws

C. Conversion factors for gas volumes

D. Symbols and abbreviations

E. Nomograms and correction charts

F. Mathematical functions relevant to respiratory physiology

• The linear function
• The rectangular hyperbola or inverse function
• The parabola or squared function
• Exponential functions
• The tear-away exponential function
• The wash-out or die-away exponential function
• The wash-in exponential function

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