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Respiratory Physiology: Understanding Gas Exchange


By: HD Prange

145 pages, Figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #52832 | ISBN: 0412052113
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Covers animal and human respiration, showing that animals conform to the same physical restraints as humans. By rediscovering facts about evolution and by learning how to interpret them, students realise the methods of predicting the evolution of physiological organisms.


Ground rules of gas exchange; physical characteristics of respiratory gases and their media; design of gas exchangers; functional anatomy of the airways; static and dynamic mechanics of the lung and chest wall; ventilation and perfusion of the lung; transport of oxygen in the blood; oxygen transport in hypoxic conditions; respiratory transport of carbon dioxide; respiratory control of acid-base; control of ventilation.

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