Physiology of Respiration

Paperback | March 15, 2001

byMichael P. Hlastala, Albert J. Berger

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This concise, lucid textbook provides a basis for understanding the function of the respiratory system and a framework for the treatment of many respiratory diseases. It was developed as a working text with problem-solving exercises for the student's use in reviewing each chapter. The writingstyle flows easily from one topic to another. Mathematical relationships are presented in a simple way and are clearly explained. The illustrations are carefully designed to convey ideas in an easy-to-understand format. The book's scope is comprehensive, encompassing all aspects of respiratoryphysiology, including pulmonary anatomy and microstructure, mechanics, gas exchange, acid-base balance and control mechanisms. Unlike many texts, this one strikes a good balance between the principles of pulmonary gas exchange (ventilation, perfusion, gas exchange efficiency) and the neural controlof respiration (central and chemical mechanisms and reflexes). It emphasizes integrative aspects of respiration such as the system's response to altitude, hyperbaric environments, exercise, sleep, and the in utero and early postnatal period. The second edition has been reorganized to make the bookmore approachable by students, and it has been updated throughout, including many new ideas about the distribution of lung blood blow and respiratory rhythm generation.

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This concise, lucid textbook provides a basis for understanding the function of the respiratory system and a framework for the treatment of many respiratory diseases. It was developed as a working text with problem-solving exercises for the student's use in reviewing each chapter. The writingstyle flows easily from one topic to anothe...

Michael P. Hlastala and Albert J. Berger are both at University of Washington.
Format:PaperbackPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195138473

ISBN - 13:9780195138474

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Table of Contents

1. Overview and Physical Principles2. Functional Pulmonary Anatomy3. Mechanics of Ventilation4. Ventilation5. Pulmonary Circulation6. Blood Gas Transport and Tissue Gas Exchange7. Pulmonary Gas Exchange8. Central Mechanisms of Respiratory Control9. Chemical Control of Breathing10. Airway and Lung Receptors, Reflexes and Autonomic Regulation11. Respiratory Physiology with Altered Atmospheric Pressure12. Respiratory Physiology During Special States13. Acid-Base Regulation14. Comparative Respiratory

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"This small educational book 'written with the student in mind' provides a state-of-the-art knowledge in the broad subject of respiratory physiology. In summary, this book is highly didactic. It is to be recommended not only to pre- and postgraduate medical students, but also to cliniciansinvolved in respiratory and critical care medicine." -- European Respiratory Journal