The Respiratory System book cover

The Respiratory System

Basic science and clinical conditions

Audience
Medical and other health science students

Paperback, 192 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3370-4

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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