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Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology / Edition 6

Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology / Edition 6


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ISBN-13: 9780750687911
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 09/16/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 7.76(w) x 9.98(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

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

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


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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