Respiratory Physiology

Mosby Physiology Monograph Series


  • Michelle Cloutier, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT

This volume in the Mosby Physiology Monograph Series explains the fundamentals of respiratory physiology in a clear and concise manner. It provides you with a basic understanding of how the respiratory system functions in health and disease. Attractively illustrated with clear 2-color diagrams, this volume also facilitates study with learning objectives, overview boxes, chapter summaries, and clinical cases with questions and explained answers.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2006
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-03628-3

Table of Contents

1. Structure and Function of the Respiratory System

2. Lung Mechanics: Static

3. Lung Mechanics: Dynamic

4. Pulmonary Function Tests

5. Blood Flow in the Lung

6. Ventilation: Perfusion Relationships

7. Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide

8. Acid-Base Status – The Pulmonary Perspective

9. Regulation of Respiration

10. Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung

11. The Lung Under Special Circumstances