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    Michelle M. Cloutier.
    Summary: "Gain a foundational understanding of respiratory physiology and how the respiratory system functions in health and disease. Respiratory Physiology, a volume in the Mosby Physiology Series, explains the fundamentals of this complex subject in a clear and concise manner, while helping you bridge the gap between normal function and disease with pathophysiology content throughout the book"--Publisher's description.

    Contents:
    Overview of the respiratory system: function and structure
    Mechanical properties of the lung and chest wall
    Dynamic lung mechanics
    Tests of lung function
    Alveolar ventilation
    The pulmonary circulation
    Ventilation (V̇), perfusion (Q̇) & their relationships
    Oxygen and carbon dioxide transport
    Pulmonary aspects of acid-base balance and arterial blood gas interpretation
    Control of respiration
    Non-respiratory functions of the lung
    The lung under special circumstances
    Appendices. Answers to self-study problems
    Multiple-choice examination.
    Digital Access ClinicalKey 2019