The Respiratory Physiology of Animals

The Respiratory Physiology of Animals

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This book describes the processes of respiration, circulation and acid-base regulation throughout the animal kingdom. It provides coverage of such physiological principles as physico-chemical reactions, types of exchangers, blood pigments, circulatory systems, acid-base regulation and respiratory control systems. Five case studies illustrate these principles in invertebrates, fish and terrestrial animals, concentrating on species that are commonly used for laboratory study. The book is accompanied by an IBM compatible computer disk which illustrates the use of computer simulation modelling, and enables readers to implement measurement unit conversions, calculate temperature-decadent parameters and construct Hill plots and Davenport more

Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 163 x 241 x 30mm | 45g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195060199
  • 9780195060195

Table of contents

PART I: GENERAL PRINCIPLES: Basic gas and solution concepts; Metabolism and energetics; Gas exchangers; Circulatory systems; Transport of gases by blood; Acid-base regulation; Models of gas exchange; Control of respiration; PART II: CASE STUDIES OF ANIMALS: Case study: the blue crab; Case study: the rainbow trout; The transition from water to air: air breathing crabs and fish; Case study: the painted turtle; Case study: the duck; Case study: more