Catherine Spoors and Kevin Kiff

in Training in Anaesthesia

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Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199227266
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753176 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Speciality Training


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Control of ventilation - Chemoreceptor feedback - Disorders of ventilatory control - Pulmonary structure and function - Mechanics of breathing - Functional residual capacity - Closing capacity - Airways resistance and asthma - Respiratory pharmacotherapy - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Gas exchange - Gas transport - Pulmonary vasculature and blood flow - V/Q ratio - Clinical aspects of V/Q mismatch - Hypoxia - Integrated responses to ambient pressure change

Chapter.  19759 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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