West's respiratory physiology : the essentials / John B. West, Andrew M. Luks.
Contributor(s): Luks, Andrew.Material type: BookCall no.: WF102 .W47 2016Publication: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, c2016Edition: 10th ed.Description: x, 238 p. : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9781496310118; 149631011X.Other title: Respiratory physiology : the essentials [Portion of title].Subject(s): Respiratory physiological phenomena
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Structure and function -- Ventilation -- Diffusion -- Blood flow and metabolism -- Ventilation-perfusion relationships -- Gas transport by the blood -- Mechanics of breathing -- Control of ventilation -- Respiratory system under stress -- Tests of pulmonary function.
West's Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials is the gold standard text for learning respiratory physiology quickly and easily. This highly readable, must-have text serves as an introduction to students and a review for licensing and other exams. The Tenth Edition features the addition of Dr. Andrew M. Luks as co-author along with new clinical vignettes, additional multiple-choice review questions, and updated information on key topics in respiratory physiology, such as blood flow and metabolism, gas transport by the blood, and the physiology of high altitude.
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