Respiratory Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323036283

Respiratory Physiology

1st Edition

Mosby Physiology Monograph Series

Authors: Michelle Cloutier
Print ISBN: 9780323036283
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 3rd November 2006
Page Count: 232


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.

Key Features

  • Stay current with clear, accurate, and up-to-the-minute coverage of the physiology of the respiratory system focusing on the needs of the student.
  • Bridge the gap between normal function and disease with pathophysiology content throughout the book.
  • Master the material more easily with learning objectives, overview boxes, key words and concepts, chapter summaries, and clinical cases with questions and explained answers.
  • Understand complex concepts by examining nearly 150 clear, 2-color diagrams.
  • Apply what you've learned to real-life clinical situations using featured clinical commentaries.

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


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About the Author

Michelle Cloutier

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT