Respiratory Physiology: Figure-Based Instructions 1st Edition
Professor Cheng Hwee-Ming | Chan Ying-Ying
ISBN-13: 9789814246262 | ISBN-10: 9814246263
© 2009 | Published |  NA  Pages

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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.

  • Section 1: Respiratory Notes. How air enters the lungs during inspiration. Inspiration and lung pressures. Lung volumes and capacities. Alveolar ventilation (VA). Control of respiration. Chemical control of normal respiration. Physiologic dead space. Respiratory recoil forces. Lung surface tension. Alveolar air PO2, PCO2 and functional residual capacity. Alveolar-arterial PO2 difference. Pulmonary vascular and systemic peripheral resistance. Pulmonary vasculature’s unique hemodynamics. Pulmonary vascular resistance during breathing. Ventilation and pulmonary blood flow in the upright lung. Ventilation-perfusion matching. Diffusion capacity of oxygen in the lungs (DLO2). Diffusion capacity of oxygen (DLO2) during exercise. Oxygen-hemoglobin interactions. Oxygen transport. Carbon dioxide transport. Hemoglobin-carbon dioxide interactions. Cardio-respiratory adjustments during exercise. Exercising muscles are able to increase O2 supply to meet greater demand. Acclimatization at high altitude. Cardio-respiratory compensation in anemia. Carbon monoxide-hemoglobbin interactions. V/Q mismatch, hypoxia and oxygen therapy. Types of tissue hypoxia.

    Section II: i-Notes. Inspirational Notes (i-Notes). Respiratory ‘Gradients’. Cause and effect in respiratory physiology. Some misconceptions in respiratory physiology. Carbon dioxide revisited. Respiratory oxygen dynamics. Respiratory links, key words and chains. Edit and learn respiratory physiology. ‘Self directed learning’ in respiratory physiology. Respiratory rhymes. Metaphysiologics of respiratory system. References. Index.

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    • Professor Cheng Hwee-Ming is Professor of Physiology at the Medical Faculty in University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His FEV 1.0 is sometimes less than ideal but a bronchodilator takes care of that. So he plays a string instead of a wind instrument.

      Chan Ying-Ying, Professor CHENG Hwee-Ming’s former student is a budding tutor in Physiology.