The Respiratory System - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780702033704, 9780702050725

The Respiratory System

2nd Edition

Basic science and clinical conditions

Print ISBN: 9780702033704
eBook ISBN: 9780702050725
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 12th April 2010
Page Count: 192

Key Features

  • One of the seven volumes in the Systems of the Body series.

  • Concise text covers the core anatomy, physiology and biochemistry in an integrated manner as required by system- and problem-based medical courses.

  • The basic science is presented in the clinical context in a way appropriate for the early part of the medical course.

  • There is a linked website providing self-assessment material ideal for examination preparation.
  • Table of 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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