Respiratory and cardiovascular systems

Robert Wilkins, Simon Cross, Ian Megson and David Meredith

in Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Second edition

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ISBN: 9780199588442
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729881 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Respiratory and cardiovascular systems

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The thorax Anatomy of the thorax and lungs - Skeletal and soft tissue framework of the thorax - - The pulmonary system Pleura and pleural cavities - Upper airways - Lower airways - Respiratory mechanics—static - Respiratory mechanics—dynamic - Diffusion - Ventilation - Pulmonary perfusion - Ventilation–perfusion relationships - Oxygen transport in the blood - Carbon dioxide transport in the blood - Regulation of breathing - Respiratory disorders - Cystic fibrosis - Pulmonary embolism - Altitude and pulmonary oedema - - The cardiovascular system Blood—plasma - Red blood cells - Blood groups - White blood cells - Heart morphology - Blood and nerve supply to the heart - Conducting system of the heart - The electrocardiogram (ECG) - Normal cardiac rhythm and arrhythmias - The heart as a pump - Heart failure - The vascular system - Haemodynamics - Exercise - Hypertension - Atherosclerosis - Haemostasis - -

Chapter.  30573 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Preclinical Medicine ; Anatomy

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