Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials

Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials

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By (author) John B. West


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  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 10mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 21 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 1609136403
  • ISBN 13: 9781609136406
  • Edition: 9, Revised
  • Edition statement: 9th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 2,527

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Widely considered the "gold standard" for the teaching and learning of respiratory physiology, this fully updated ninth edition includes key points for each chapter and multiple-choice review questions and answers with full explanations. Available online via thePoint, animations help to clarify particularly difficult concepts and provide a visual component for use during instruction or review. This title includes new presents rationales for all questions, as well as explanations for each answer choice. It provides 82 essential-to-know, multiple-choice review questions which appear at the end of each chapter. It features an appendix of important equations. It supports learning through chapter-opening learning objectives and introductory material, as well as Key Concepts summaries at the end of each chapter. It also includes online resources such as question bank, animations, and full text for students. It includes animations online - 8 in total - via thePoint to illustrate particularly challenging concepts.

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By Sabina Jakse Hren 15 Feb 2014 5

Great book.

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FIVE STARS FROM DOODY'S REVIEW SERVICE! Entering its fifth decade, this book has been used in conjunction with Dr. West's lectures for medical and allied health students. It pays careful attention to keeping the material understandable, concise, yet detailed -- which is why previous editions have been held in such high esteem by thousands of readers who have used it as a primer, an additional study aid, and a board prep resource...The author is an unquestioned expert on respiratory physiology. Respiratory physiology is a very challenging subject and this book helps students quickly develop a fundamental understanding of the respiratory system...[It] is a must-have book not only for medical and respiratory care students, but also for university, college, and hospital libraries. --Doody's Review Service

Table of contents

Preface Chapter 1 Structure and Function-How the Architecture of the Lung Subserves its FunctionChapter 2 Ventilation-How Gas Gets to the AlveoliChapter 3 Diffusion-How Gas Gets Across the Blood-Gas BarrierChapter 4 Blood Flow and Metabolism-How the Pulmonary Circulation Removes Gas from the Lung and Alters Some MetabolitesChapter 5 Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships-How Matching of Gas and Blood Determines Gas ExchangeChapter 6 Gas Transport by the Blood-How Gases are Moved to the Peripheral TissuesChapter 7 Mechanics of Breathing-How the Lung Is Supported and Moved Chapter 8 Control of Ventilation-How Gas Exchange Is RegulatedChapter 9 Respiratory System Under Stress-How Gas Exchange Is Accomplished During Exercise, at Low and High Pressures, and at BirthChapter 10 Tests of Pulmonary Function-How Respiratory Physiology is Applied to Measure Lung Function Appendix A Symbols, Units, and EquationsAppendix B AnswersFigure Credits Index