This Physiology learning book takes the students through the major areas of respiratory mechanics, alveolar ventilation, pulmonary blood flow, ventilation/perfusion matching, oxygen and carbon dioxide transport and respiratory control. Instead of a question-based format, this title adopts a statement-base style for physiology instruction with reference to a figure.
This guided way of explaining concisely, step by step is not for the purpose of encouraging mere memorizing of information. By way of slowly detailing and expanding on a respiratory event is aimed at providing the student a model of how to think through the physiological mechanisms involved. Hopefully by working through the book, the student can be entrained to better express himself precisely and with the right use of respiratory terminology.