Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials / Edition 8
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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

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

Preface     vii
Structure and Function-How the Architecture of the Lung Subserves its Function     1
Ventilation-How Gas Gets to the Alveoli     13
Diffusion-How Gas Gets Across the Blood-Gas Barrier     25
Blood Flow and Metabolism-How the Pulmonary Circulation Removes Gas from the Lung and Alters Some Metabolites     35
Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships-How Matching of Gas and Blood Determines Gas Exchange     55
Gas Transport by the Blood-How Gases are Moved to the Peripheral Tissues     75
Mechanics of Breathing-How the Lung Is Supported and Moved     95
Control of Ventilation-How Gas Exchange Is Regulated     123
Respiratory System Under Stress-How Gas Exchange Is Accomplished During Exercise, at Low and High Pressures, and at Birth     139
Tests of Pulmonary Function-How Respiratory Physiology is Applied to Measure Lung Function     157
Symbols, Units, and Equations     171
Answers     177
Figure Credits     179
Index     181

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