Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials / Edition 8
  • Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials / Edition 8
  • Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials / Edition 8

Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials / Edition 8

by John B. West
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781772060

ISBN-13: 9780781772068

Pub. Date: 01/01/2008

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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 review questions and answers.

A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text, plus animations that

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Overview

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 review questions and answers.

A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text, plus animations that illustrate difficult physiologic concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781772068
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Series:
Point (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins) Series
Edition description:
Eighth Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Structure and function - how the architecture of the lung subserves its function1
Ch. 2Ventilation - how gas gets to the alveoli13
Ch. 3Diffusion - how gas gets across the blood-gas barrier25
Ch. 4Blood flow and metabolism - how the pulmonary circulation removes gas from the lung and alters some metabolites35
Ch. 5Ventilation-perfusion relationships - how matching of gas and blood determines gas exchange55
Ch. 6Gas transport by the blood - how gases are moved to the peripheral tissues75
Ch. 7Mechanics of breathing - how the lung is supported and moved93
Ch. 8Control of ventilation - how gas exchange is regulated121
Ch. 9Respiratory system under stress - how gas exchange is accomplished during exercise, at low and high pressures, and at birth137
Ch. 10Tests of pulmonary function - how respiratory physiology is applied to measure lung function153

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