Respiratory Physiology

Author: Henry Prange
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461311675
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Why write another small book on respiratory physiology? I have a dozen or so texts on my bookshelf that could already be used interchangeably to teach the subject. For profit, I might as well buy lottery tickets. Not that my publisher is ungenerous, you understand, it's just that the market is not that big and there are many contenders for a share. No, I write from the idealistic standpoint that I think I have something different to say, some thing that is importantly different about how gas exchange works and with an approach that is different from other authors. With few changes, basically the same text or chapters on respiratory physiology have been written, by different authors, for decades. One could almost interchange the tables of contents of most of them. Most seem to have copied the figures and concepts used by the others. Few have done more than accept and perpetu ate the conventional wisdom. In this text, I have attempted to start from fundamental principles of biology, chemistry, and physics and ask at each step, "Does it make sense?" The mechanisms and structures of gas exchange exist because, scientifically and logically, they "can't not be" as they are. The nature of our environment and the capabilities ofliving tissue are such that only certain opportunities have been available to the evolution of gas exchange.

Physiology of Respiration

Author: Michael P. Hlastala
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195138473
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This text explains how the respiratory system functions and provides a framework for understanding many respiratory diseases. It was developed as a working text with problem-solving exercises for students. The book covers pulmonary anatomy and microstructure, mechanics, gas exchange, acid-base balance, and control mechanisms. Unlike other texts, it strikes a good balance between the principles of pulmonary gas exchange, neural control, and integrative aspects of respiration.

Physiological Strategies for Gas Exchange and Metabolism

Author: A. J. Woakes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521366021
Format: PDF
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This 1991 book reviews the various metabolic and functional mechanisms that animals possess in order to live successfully in their own particular, often unique, environments. It demonstrates both the diversity of responses that are shown and the underlying principles of gas exchange and transport for a wide range of organisms.

Respiratory Physiology

Author: John Burnard West
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1609136403
Format: PDF, Docs
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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. --NEW Presents rationales for all questions, as well as explanations for each answer choice --Provides 82 essential-to-know, multiple-choice review questions which appear at the end of each chapter --Features an Appendix of important equations --Supports learning through chapter-opening learning objectives and introductory material, as well as Key Concepts summaries at the end of each chapter --Includes online resources such as question bank, animations, and full text for students --Includes animations online--8 in total--via thePoint to illustrate particularly challenging concepts

Fundamentals of Respiratory Physiology

Author: A. S. Chakrabarty
Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 8188237701
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many topics, including mechanism of actions of contractile agonists / beta adrenoceptor / nitric oxide on airway smooth muscle and maintenance of arterial carbon dioxide by oxygen and carbon dioxide dissociation curves have been highlighted. The book is going to be beneficial to both graduate and postgraduate students of Physiology and also students of Respiratory Medicine. Salient Features: Up-to-date coverage of respiratory physiology. Emphasizes the applied aspects. The clinical applications are highlighted at the appropriate places. Emphasizes the basic principles so as to enable students to understand the complex concepts. New coverage related to intermittent hypoxia, oxygen homeostasis, feedback control of oxygen supply to the tissues and more has been included. Summarizes the text with many illustrations / tables. Apart from MBBS students, other students who are preparing for examinations (MD, USMLE) will find the book useful.

The Respiratory System

Author: Kara Rogers Senior Editor, Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 161530147X
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Describes the anatomy, function, mechanics, diseases, and disorders of the human respiratory system.

Nunn s Applied Respiratory Physiology

Author: Andrew B. Lumb
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070205416X
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Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology, Seventh Edition covers all aspects of respiratory physiology in health, disease, and altered conditions and environments, from basic science to clinical applications. Includes functional anatomy, mechanics, control of breathing, ventilation, circulation, ventilation-perfusion matching, diffusion, carbon dioxide and oxygen, and non-respiratory functions of the lung. Discusses the effects of pregnancy, exercise, sleep, altitude, pressure, drowning, smoking, anaesthesia, hypocapnia, hypercarbia, hypoxia, hyperoxia, and anaemia on respiratory physiology. Explores specific clinical disorders such as ventilatory failure, airways disease, pulmonary vascular disease, parenchymal lung disease, and acute lung injury, as well as the physiological basis of current therapies, including artificial ventilation, extrapulmonary gas exchange, and lung transplantation. Chapter on Parenchymal Lung Disease has been specifically expanded to include the physiology and pathology of the pleural space and lung cancer. Contains a new chapter on Pulmonary Surgery, covering a wide range of surgical interventions from bronchoscopy to lung resection. Includes almost 500 new references to the literature. The result is an invaluable source for those preparing for examinations in anaesthesia and intensive care, as well as an essential purchase for practitioners who want quick reference to current knowledge. Describes respiration in health and disease and in normal and abnormal situations, to help readers manage all conditions they see in their practices. Examines the respiratory effects of exercise, sleep, smoking, anaesthesia, drowning, anaemia, pregnancy, and other events as well as environmental factors such as altitude, flying, high pressure, closed environments, and air pollution on respiration. Maintains the clarity of style and single-author approach of previous editions through the close collaboration of Andrew Lumb and John Nunn. Makes difficult concepts easy to understand and apply with nearly 300 illustrations. A new chapter on the History of Respiratory Physiology. More coverage of pathophysiology and even more applications of respiratory physiology to clinical practice. A more consistent organization, a revised page design that aids readability, and an art program featuring new and newly redrawn illustrations.

Applied Physiology in Respiratory Mechanics

Author: J. Milic-Emili
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 9783540750413
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The publication deals with the management of critically ill patients, in which the use of sophisticated respiratory function monitoring and support equipment stresses the need to deeply analyse various aspects of respiratory physiology. There are mechanisms of ventilation setting, muscular fatigue, static and dynamic properties of the respiratory system, respiratory work, gas exchange and pulmonary perfusion. Advanced research on techniques supplying partial support to ventilation and applied pharmacology benefit from a better understanding of the factors and mechanisms regulating the respiratory function. It is therefore fundamental to stress the relevance for ICU physicians to plan a clinical approach increasingly oriented towards a customized ventilatory support, relying on applied reseach.

Pulmonary Physiology Eighth Edition

Author: Michael Levitzky
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071793143
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The best review of pulmonary physiology for the USMLE Step 1 For more than three decades, Pulmonary Physiology has provided medical students and residents with a solid background in the areas of pulmonary physiology essential for a thorough understanding of clinical medicine. Pulmonary Physiology, 8e teaches you how and why the human respiratory system works--in a style and presentation that makes it easy to absorb and integrate with your knowledge of other body systems. Features: Every chapter includes learning objectives, summaries of key concepts, study questions, clinical examples, illustrations of essential concepts, and suggested readings Provides detailed explanations of physiologic mechanisms and demonstrates how they apply to pathologic states Helps you to understand the basic concepts of pulmonary physiology well enough to apply them with confidence to future patients Delivers concise yet in-depth coverage of every important topic, including: Function and Structure of the Respiratory System Mechanics of Breathing Alveolar Ventilation Blood Flow to the Lungs Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships Diffusion of Gases and Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Blood Acid-Base Balance Control of Breathing Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung The Respiratory System Under Stress, including exercise, altitude, diving, and sleep

Pulmonary and Peripheral Gas Exchange in Health and Disease

Author: Josep Roca
Publisher: Marcel Dekker
ISBN: 9780824703356
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Featuring a comprehensive analysis of gas exchange in healthy and diseased states and addressing functions of peripheral gas delivery, this detailed reference presents an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and studying oxygen transport throughout the body. More than 30 internationally renowned experts combine techniques from clinical medicine, pathophysiology, and therapy to deliver the latest research in an integrative manner on pulmonary gas exchange in the body. Pulmonary and Peripheral Gas Exchange in Health and Disease examines the effects of damaged lungs and the abnormal functions of body tissues and organs on pulmonary circulation reviews the behavior and mechanisms of gas exchange in the heart, skeletal muscle, gut, brain, and kidneys describes the requirements and behavior of homeostasis investigates conditions in normal physiology-during exercise, and at sea level, high altitude, and microgravity analyzes the performance of gas exchange in bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, and acute respiratory disease syndrome highlights peripheral transport of oxygen from the capillaries into the mitochondria targets prescient directions for future research and more! Containing over 2800 literature references, drawings, photographs, and equations, Pulmonary and Peripheral Gas Exchange in Health and Disease makes an excellent reference for pulmonologists; physiologists; anesthesiologists; chest, intensive care, thoracic, and emergency room physicians; and medical school students in these disciplines.