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Respiratory Physiology of Newborn Mammals: A Comparative Perspective

By: Jacopo P Mortola

344 pages, Bw photos, illus, figs, tabs

Johns Hopkins University Press

Hardback | May 2001 | #118989 | ISBN: 0801864976
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About this book

Emphasizes common trends among mammalian species in an effort to extract general rules about both the structure and the mechanisms of neonatal respiration.

This book provides one of the most comprehensive compilations of studies of neonatal respiration available under one cover, making it an invaluable reference tool in the field of comparative respiratory physiology. Doody's Health Sciences Review Journal


Contents

Contents: Chapter 1 Gestation and Birth Respiratory System before Birth Birth Interspecies Comparisons Clinical Implications Summary Chapter 2 Metabolic Ventilatory Requirements Oxygen Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Production Pulmonary Ventilation Coupling of Ventilation and Metabolism Interspecies Comparisons Clinical Implications Summary Chapter 3 Mechanical Behavior of the Respiratory Pump The Respiratory Muscles The Newborn Thorax Mechanical Interaction between Lungs and Chest Wall The Active Mechanical Behavior Energetics Interspecies Comparisons Clinical Implications Summary Chapter 4 Reflex Control of the Breathing Pattern Reflex Control of Breath Amplitude and Duration Ventilatory Reflexes of Extrapulmonary Origin Central Organization of Respiratory Neurons Breathing During Feeding Interspecies Comparisons Clinical Implications Summary Chapter 5 Temperature and Respiratory Gases Changes in Ambient or Body Temperature 02 and CO2 Chemoreception Changes in Oxygenation Hypercapnia Interspecies Comparisons Clinical Implications Summary

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Biography

Jacopo P. Mortola, M.D., is a professor of physiology at McGill University.

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