The Respiratory System

The Respiratory System : Basic Science and Clinical Conditions

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Part of the popular Systems of the Body series, this fully integrated textbook on the respiratory system encompasses the related anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, all presented in a very clinically relevant context. Highly accessible and tailored for modern medical curricula, series volumes are also widely appreciated by a range of allied health students and professionals.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 216 x 274 x 10mm | 539.77g
  • Elsevier Health Sciences
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Approx. 152 illustrations (132 in full color)
  • 0702033707
  • 9780702033704
  • 131,560

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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