Respiratory physiology : the essentials / John B. West.

Author
West, John B. (John Burnard) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
7th ed.
Published/​Created
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2005.
Description
ix, 186 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.

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Subject(s)
Respiration [Browse]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Ch. 1. Structure and function - how the architecture of the lung subserves its function -- Ch. 2. Ventilation - how gas gets to the alveoli -- Ch. 3. Diffusion - how gas gets across the blood-gas barrier -- Ch. 4. Blood flow and metabolism - how the pulmonary circulation removes gas from the lung and alters some metabolites -- Ch. 5. Ventilation-perfusion relationships - how matching of gas and blood determines gas exchange -- Ch. 6. Gas transport by the blood - how gases are moved to the peripheral tissues -- Ch. 7. Mechanics of breathing - how the lung is supported and moved -- Ch. 8. Control of ventilation - how gas exchange is regulated -- Ch. 9. Respiratory system under stress - how gas exchange is accomplished during exercise, at low and high pressures, and at birth -- Ch. 10. Tests of pulmonary function - how respiratory physiology is applied to measure lung function.
ISBN
0781751527
LCCN
2004044149
OCLC
54454553
RCP
C - S

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