The Respiratory System
Basic science and clinical conditionsBy
- Andrew Davies, PhD DSc, Sometime Senior Lecturer of Physiology, University of Edinburgh, UK and Formerly Professor of Physiology, University of Glamorgan, UK
- Carl Moores, BA BSc MBChB FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Medical and other health science students
Paperback, 192 Pages
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- 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.