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Respiratory Physiology / Edition 7

Respiratory Physiology / Edition 7

by John B. West


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Respiratory Physiology / Edition 7

This compact, concise, easy-to-read monograph explains the key concepts and equations in respiratory physiology. The Seventh Edition updates and revises material to reflect current advances in respiratory science but does not stray from the proven formula students and faculty have enjoyed since 1974.

New updates include physiology of pulmonary capillaries, hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction, pulmonary edema, surface tension, elastic properties of the lung and chest wall, metabolic functions of the lung, and perinatal respiration. Ample illustrations and pedagogical features help clarify important equations and concepts. USMLE-style review questions at the end of each chapter help students review for class or boards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781751520
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Series: Respiratory Physiology: the Essentials (West) Series
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 0.42(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Structure and function—how the architecture of the lung subserves its function

Ventilation—how gas gets to the alveoli

Diffusion—how gas gets across the blood-gas barrier

Blood flow and metabolism—how the pulmonary circulation removes gas from the lung and alters some metabolites

Ventilation-perfusion relationships—how matching of gas and blood determines gas exchange

Gas transport by the blood—how gases are moved to the peripheral tissues

Mechanics of breathing—how the lung is supported and moved

Control of ventilation—how gas exchange is regulated

Respiratory system under stress—how gas exchange is accomplished during exercise, at low and high pressures, and at birth

Tests of pulmonary function—how respiratory physiology is applied to measure lung function

Appendix A: Symbols, Units, Equations

Appendix B: Answers

Appendix C: Further Reading

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