Table of Contents

Part 1 Basic Principles
1 The Atmosphere
2 Functional Anatomy of the Respiratory Tract
3 Elastic Forces and Lung Volumes
4 Respiratory System Resistance
5 Control of Breathing
6 Pulmonary Ventilation
7 The Pulmonary Circulation
8 Distribution of Pulmonary Ventilation and Perfusion
9 Diffusion of Respiratory Gases
10 Carbon Dioxide
11 Oxygen
12 Non-respiratory Functions of the Lung
13 The History of Respiratory Physiology

Part 2 Applied Physiology

14 Pregnancy, Neonates and Children
15 Exercise
16 Sleep
17 High Altitude and Flying
18 High Pressure and Diving
19 Respiration in Closed Environments and Space
20 Drowning
21 Smoking and Air Pollution
22 Anaesthesia
23 Changes in the Carbon Dioxide Partial Pressure
24 Hypoxia
25 Anaemia
26 Hyperoxia and Oxygen Toxicity

Part 3 Physiology of Pulmonary Disease

27 Ventilatory Failure
28 Airways Disease
29 Pulmonary Vascular Disease
30 Diseases of the Lung Parenchyma and Pleura
31 Acute Lung Injury
32 Respiratory Support and Artificial Ventilation
33 Pulmonary Surgery

Appendix A
Physical quantities and units of measurement

Appendix B
The gas laws

Appendix C
Conversion factors for gas volumes

Appendix D
Symbols and abbreviations

Appendix E
Mathematical functions relevant to respiratory physiology


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