Respiratory physiology : the essentials / John B. West.
- 9th ed.
- Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2012.
viii, 200 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Medical subjects:
- Respiratory Physiological Phenomena.
- Structure and function : how the architecture of the lung subserves its function
Ventilation : how gas gets to the alveoli
Diffusion : how gas gets across the blood-gas barrier
Blood flow and metabolism : how the pulmonary circulation removes gas from the lung and alters some metabolites
Ventilation-perfusion relationships : how matching of gas and blood determines gas exchange
Gas transport by the blood : how gases are moved to the peripheral tissues
Mechanics of breathing : how the lung is supported and moved
Control of ventilation : how gas exchange is regulated
Respiratory system under stress : how gas exchange is accomplished during exercise, at low and high pressures, and at birth
Tests of pulmonary function : how respiratory physiology is applied to measure lung function.
- Includes index.
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