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Respiratory physiology : the essentials

Author: John B West
Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
Widely considered the 'gold standard' textbook for respiratory physiology, this compact, concise, and easy-to-read text is now in its fully updated ninth edition. New student-friendly features include key points boxes at the end of each chapter and USMLE-style questions and answers with full explanations for all answer choices.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John B West
ISBN: 9781609136406 1609136403
OCLC Number: 723034847
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Structure and function : how the architecture of the lung subserves its function --
Ventilation : how gas gets to the alveoli --
Diffusion : how gas gets across the blood-gas barrier --
Blood flow and metabolism : how the pulmonary circulation removes gas from the lung and alters some metabolites --
Ventilation-perfusion relationships : how matching of gas and blood determines gas exchange --
Gas transport by the blood : how gases are moved to and from the peripheral tissues --
Mechanics of breathing : how the lung is supported and moved --
Control of ventilation : how gas exchange is regulated --
Respiratory system under stress : how gas exchange is accomplished during exercise, at low and high pressures, and at birth --
Tests of pulmonary function : how respiratory physiology is applied to measure lung function.
Other Titles: West's respiratory physiology :
Responsibility: John B. West.


Includes animations online - 8 in total - via thePoint to illustrate particularly challenging concepts. This title presents rationales for all questions, as well as explanations for each answer  Read more...
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FIVE STARS FROM DOODY'S REVIEW SERVICE! Entering its fifth decade, this book has been used in conjunction with Dr. West's lectures for medical and allied health students. It pays careful attention to Read more...

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