Respiratory System, The: Basic Science and Clinical Conditions

Author: Andrew Davies

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  • ISBN: 9780702033704
  • Author: Andrew Davies
  • Publ Date: 2010-04-12
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 6950

Table of Contents :

Introduction. Structure of the respiratory system. Elastic properties of the respiratory system. Airflow in the respiratory system. Ventilation in the respiratory system. Gas exchange between air and blood: diffusion. The pulmonary circulation: bringing blood and gas together. Carriage of gases by blood and acid/base balance. Chemical control of breathing. Nervous control of breathing. Lung function tests.

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Part of the popular Systems of the Body series, this fully integrated textbook on the respiratory system encompasses the related anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, all presented in a very clinically relevant context. Highly accessible and tailored for modern medical curricula, series volumes are also widely appreciated by a range of allied health students and professionals.


 

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