Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials / Edition 9

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Widely considered the gold standard for the teaching and learning of respiratory physiology, this fully updated Ninth Edition includes key points for each chapter and multiple-choice review questions and answers with full explanations. Available online via thePoint, animations help to clarify particularly difficult concepts and provide a visual component for use during instruction or review.
--NEW Presents rationales for all questions, as well as explanations for each answer choice
--Provides 82 essential-to-know, multiple-choice review questions which appear at the end of each chapter
--Features an Appendix of important equations
--Supports learning through chapter-opening learning objectives and introductory material, as well as Key Concepts summaries at the end of each chapter
--Includes online resources such as question bank, animations, and full text for students
--Includes animations online--8 in total--via thePoint to illustrate particularly challenging concepts
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: The ninth edition of this classic primer on respiratory physiology is an easy-to-read, concise, descriptive representation of the field. It updates the eighth edition published in 2008.
Purpose: Entering its fifth decade, this book has been used in conjunction with Dr. West's lectures for medical and allied health students. Like its predecessors, it pays careful attention to keeping the material understandable, concise, yet detailed — which is why previous editions have been held in such high esteem by thousands of readers who have used it as a primer, an additional study aid, and a board prep resource.
Audience: The book is targeted at medical students and allied health students. The author is an unquestioned expert on respiratory physiology.
Features: Each chapter explains a complex component of respiratory physiology in easy-to-understand language and contains learning objectives, various images, graphs, and tables, before ending with a review of key concepts and questions to reinforce learning. The appendix contains answers with rationales to chapter questions and various respiratory equations. An online resource is also available as an additional learning aid.
Assessment: Respiratory physiology is a very challenging subject and this book helps students quickly develop a fundamental understanding of the respiratory system. As with the previous editions, this is a must-have book not only for medical and respiratory care students, but also for university, college, and hospital libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609136406
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/22/2011
  • Edition description: Ninth
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 130,355
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1       Structure and Function—How the Architecture of the Lung Subserves its Function
Chapter 2       Ventilation—How Gas Gets to the Alveoli
Chapter 3       Diffusion—How Gas Gets Across the Blood-Gas Barrier
Chapter 4       Blood Flow and Metabolism—How the Pulmonary Circulation Removes Gas from the Lung and Alters Some Metabolites
Chapter 5       Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships—How Matching of Gas and Blood Determines Gas Exchange
Chapter 6       Gas Transport by the Blood—How Gases are Moved to the Peripheral Tissues
Chapter 7       Mechanics of Breathing—How the Lung Is Supported and Moved  
Chapter 8       Control of Ventilation—How Gas Exchange Is Regulated
Chapter 9       Respiratory System Under Stress—How Gas Exchange Is Accomplished During Exercise, at Low and High Pressures, and at Birth
Chapter 10     Tests of Pulmonary Function—How Respiratory Physiology is Applied to Measure Lung Function
Appendix A   Symbols, Units, and Equations
Appendix B    Answers
Figure Credits

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