Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology / Edition 7

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $111.80
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 31%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $111.80   
  • New (9) from $111.80   
  • Used (1) from $154.95   


Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology, Seventh Edition covers all aspects of respiratory physiology in health, disease, and altered conditions and environments, from basic science to clinical applications.

  • Includes functional anatomy, mechanics, control of breathing, ventilation, circulation, ventilation-perfusion matching, diffusion, carbon dioxide and oxygen, and non-respiratory functions of the lung.
  • Discusses the effects of pregnancy, exercise, sleep, altitude, pressure, drowning, smoking, anaesthesia, hypocapnia, hypercarbia, hypoxia, hyperoxia, and anaemia on respiratory physiology.
  • Explores specific clinical disorders such as ventilatory failure, airways disease, pulmonary vascular disease, parenchymal lung disease, and acute lung injury, as well as the physiological basis of current therapies, including artificial ventilation, extrapulmonary gas exchange, and lung transplantation.
  • Chapter on Parenchymal Lung Disease has been specifically expanded to include the physiology and pathology of the pleural space and lung cancer.
  • Contains a new chapter on Pulmonary Surgery, covering a wide range of surgical interventions from bronchoscopy to lung resection.
  • Includes almost 500 new references to the literature.

The result is an invaluable source for those preparing for examinations in anaesthesia and intensive care, as well as an essential purchase for practitioners who want quick reference to current knowledge.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

A classic text on respiratory physiology, for anesthetists, physiologists, and all those seeking information on basic principles and applications of lung function. Describes respiratory physiology in health, disease, and altered conditions and environments, with sections on basic principles, applied physiology, and physiology of pulmonary disease. For this edition, Lumb has worked closely with founding author John Nunn to completely revise the text. A significant change is inclusion of substantially more clinical topics, providing greater insight into the applications of respiratory physiology. Lumb is a consultant anesthetist at St. James Hospital, UK. Nunn is emeritus consultant anesthetist at Northwick Park Hospital, UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
From the Publisher
....this text remains the primary source of reference information for any health care practitioner involved in the management of patients' respiration. The essentials of respiratory physiology such as compliance, resistance, gas exchange, etc. are not covered in adequate depth in the standard texts of medicine or anesthesia, and any resident in these fields should have access to this text. It is also an unparalleled source of information for any physician teaching in these areas.

Peter D. Slinger, MD
Professor of Anaesthesia
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Anesthesia and Analgesia Vol. 104, No. 5, May 2007

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702029967
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/26/2010
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Consultant Anaesthetist, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthesia, St James's Hospital, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Read More Show Less

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 Partial Pressure 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 Diseases of the Lung Parenchyma and Pleura 31 Acute Lung Injury 32 Respiratory Support and Artificial Ventilation 33 Pulmonary Surgery

Appendix A Physical quantities and units of measurement Appendix B The gas laws Appendix C Conversion factors for gas volumes Appendix D Symbols and abbreviations Appendix E Mathematical functions relevant to respiratory physiology

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)