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Respiratory Physiology

Author : Henry Prange
ISBN : 9781461311676
Genre : Science
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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
ISBN : 9780195138474
Genre : Medical
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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.

Respiratory Physiology

Author : John Burnard West
ISBN : 9781609136406
Genre : Medical
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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
ISBN : 9788188237708
Genre : Physiology
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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.

Pulmonary Pathophysiology

Author : John Burnard West
ISBN : 0781764149
Genre : Medical
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A companion monograph to West's Respiratory Physiology, which examines normal respiratory function, Pulmonary Pathophysiology focuses on the function of the diseased lung. The text offers a clear, concise overview of the most essential information regarding disease states of the lung, emphasizing structure and function. A question and answer section is included. This Seventh Edition offers more coverage of lung cancer and infectious diseases affecting the lungs, and has more tables to aid in rapid review. All questions now conform to current USMLE format, and answers include rationales for all answer choices. The fully searchable text is available online on thePoint.

Animal Physiology

Author : Knut Schmidt-Nielsen
ISBN : 9781107268500
Genre : Science
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How do dolphins catch fish in murky water? Why do moths drink from puddles? How do birds' eggs breathe? How do animals work? In this revised and updated edition of the acclaimed text Animal Physiology, the answers are revealed. In clear and stimulating style, Knut Schmidt-Nielsen introduces and develops the fundamental principles of animal physiology according to major environmental features - oxygen, food and energy, temperature, and water. The structure of the book is unchanged from the previous edition, but every chapter has been updated to take into account recent developments, with numerous new references and figures. Animal Physiology is suitable as a text for undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in physiology. As with previous editions, students, teachers as well as researchers will find this book a valuable and enjoyable companion to course work and research.

Respiratory Physiology

Author : John B West
ISBN : 9781461475200
Genre : Medical
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Present-day respiratory physiology stems largely from the explosion of ideas which took place during and after World War II. A number of the major players are still active, but the opportunity to prepare a personal history of this branch of medicine will soon be lost. In a sense then, this book offers an exceptional, even unique, opportunity. We are offered a first-hand chronicle of the advancements made in respiratory physiology in the course of this century by one of the principal figures in the field. The volume covers every aspect of the evolution of this important area of knowledge: morphology, gas exchange and blood flow, mechanics, control of ventillation, and comparative physiology. Some of the chapters are personal accounts of the development of respiratory physiology as observed by the author. It is hoped that what is lost in objectivity by this approach is more than made up by the captivating insights provided by the author into the process of scientific research and discovery.

Applied Respiratory Physiology

Author : John F Nunn
ISBN : 9781483192147
Genre : Medical
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Applied Respiratory Physiology: With Special Reference to Anaesthesia is designed to bridge the gap between pure respiratory physiology and the treatment of patients. Chapters discuss topics on the physical and structural features of gas exchange in the respiratory system; mechanisms of pulmonary ventilation; distribution of the pulmonary blood flow; and gas diffusion, carbon dioxide, and oxygen. Physiologists, anesthesiologists, and physicians will find the book invaluable.

The Extended Organism

Author : J Scott Turner
ISBN : 0674044495
Genre : Science
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Can the structures that animals build--from the humble burrows of earthworms to towering termite mounds to the Great Barrier Reef--be said to live? However counterintuitive the idea might first seem, physiological ecologist Scott Turner demonstrates in this book that many animals construct and use structures to harness and control the flow of energy from their environment to their own advantage. Building on Richard Dawkins's classic, "The Extended Phenotype," Turner shows why drawing the boundary of an organism's physiology at the skin of the animal is arbitrary. Since the structures animals build undoubtedly do physiological work, capturing and channeling chemical and physical energy, Turner argues that such structures are more properly regarded not as frozen behaviors but as external organs of physiology and even extensions of the animal's phenotype. By challenging dearly held assumptions, a fascinating new view of the living world is opened to us, with implications for our understanding of physiology, the environment, and the remarkable structures animals build.

Nunn S Applied Respiratory Physiology

Author : Andrew B. Lumb
ISBN : 9780702054167
Genre : Medical
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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.

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