In addition to teaching respiratory students the basic anatomy and physiology of the pulmonary, cardiovascular, and renal systems, this resource explains the physiological principles underlying common therapeutic, diagnostic and monitoring therapies and procedures. It focuses on applied physiology, covering anatomy to the extent that it relates to physiological functions. In-depth discussions explore key respiratory physiology subjects important to respiratory students. This book stresses clinical applications throughout with its thought-provoking learning objectives and Concept Questions, Clinical Focus scenarios, and realistic illustrations.
Table of Contents
Section I: The Respiratory System 1. The Airways and Alveoli 2. The Lungs and Chest Wall 3. Mechanics of Ventilation 4. Ventilation 5. Pulmonary Function Measurements 6. Pulmonary Blood Flow 7. Gas Diffusion 8. Oxygen Equilibrium and Transport 9. Carbon Dioxide Equilibrium and Transport 10. Acid-Base Regulation 11. Control of Ventilation 12. Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships and Arterial Blood Gases 13. Clinical Assessment of Acid-Base and Oxygenation Status 14. Physiological Basis for Oxygenation and Lung Protection Strategies NEW! 15. Fetal and Newborn Cardiopulmonary Physiology NEW! Section Two: The Cardiovascular System 16. Functional Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System 17. Cardiac Electrophysiology 18. The Electrocardiogram and Cardiac Arrhythmias 19. Control of Cardiac Output and Hemodynamics Section Three: Integrated Responses in Exercise and Aging 20. Cardiopulmonary Response to Exercise in Health, Disease 21. Effects of Aging on the Cardiopulmonary System NEW! Section IV: The Renal System 22. Filtration, Urine Formation, and Fluid Regulation 23. Electrolyte and Acid-Base Regulation
Professor and Director Respiratory Therapy Program