The Respiratory System
The Respiratory System,
Edition 2 Basic science and clinical conditions
By Andrew Davies, PhD DSc and Carl Moores, BA BSc MBChB FRCA

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2010

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Part of the popular Systems of the Body series, this fully integrated textbook on the respiratory system encompasses the related anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, all presented in a very clinically relevant context.  Highly accessible and tailored for modern medical curricula, series volumes are also widely appreciated by a range of allied health students and professionals.

Key Features

  • One of the seven volumes in the Systems of the Body series.

  • Concise text covers the core anatomy, physiology and biochemistry in an integrated manner as required by system- and problem-based medical courses.

  • The basic science is presented in the clinical context in a way appropriate for the early part of the medical course.

  • There is a linked website providing self-assessment material ideal for examination preparation.
  • About the author
    By Andrew Davies, PhD DSc, Sometime Senior Lecturer of Physiology, University of Edinburgh, UK and Formerly Professor of Physiology, University of Glamorgan, UK and Carl Moores, BA BSc MBChB FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Table of Contents
    Introduction. Structure of the respiratory system. Elastic properties of the respiratory system. Airflow in the respiratory system. Ventilation in the respiratory system. Gas exchange between air and blood: diffusion. The pulmonary circulation: bringing blood and gas together. Carriage of gases by blood and acid/base balance. Chemical control of breathing. Nervous control of breathing. Lung function tests.
    Book details
    ISBN: 9780702033704
    Page Count: 172
    Illustrations: Approx. 152 illustrations (132 in full color)
    Retail Price: €36.99