The Respiratory System: Basic Science and Clinical Conditions

The Respiratory System: Basic Science and Clinical Conditions

Paperback Systems of the Body

By (author) Andrew Davies, By (author) Carl Moores

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  • Publisher: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 274mm x 10mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0702033707
  • ISBN 13: 9780702033704
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 152 illustrations (132 in full color)
  • Sales rank: 114,252

Product description

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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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.