The seventh edition of Pulmonary Physiology has been thoroughly updated. New figures have been added to help students visualize concepts more clearly and learn the material more effectively. New references have been added to the end of each chapter. It has been more than 25 years since Pulmonary Physiology was first published.
The book is now older than many of the students reading it!
Perhaps the greatest pleasure associated with the first six editions has been receiving the many favorable comments and suggestions made by students, readers, and colleagues, and I have used many of these suggestions in the preparation of this new edition.
This book is intended to be used both as an introductory text for beginning students and as a review for residents and fellows in such fields as internal medicine, anesthesiology, pediatrics, and pulmonary medicine. Students who have studied the text should be able to review for licensure and certification examinations by concentrating on the figures, key concepts, tables, and appendices, which summarize nearly all of the material in the book.
Chapter 1. Function & Structure of the Respiratory System
Chapter 2. Mechanics of Breathing
Chapter 3. Alveolar Ventilation
Chapter 4. Blood Flow to the Lung
Chapter 5. Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships
Chapter 6. Diffusion of Gases
Chapter 7. The Transport of Oxygen & Carbon Dioxide in the Blood
Chapter 8. The Regulation of Acid-Base Status
Chapter 9. The Control of Breathing
Chapter 10. Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung
Chapter 11. The Respiratory System under Stress
Clinical Problem Answers
Autor: Michael G. Levitzky