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The Respiratory System, 3rd Edition. Systems of the Body Series

ISBN: 9780702082849
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The Systems of the Body series has established itself as a highly valuable resource for medical and other health science students following today’s systems-based courses. Now thoroughly revised and updated in this third edition, each volume presents the core knowledge of basic science and clinical conditions that medical students need, providing a concise, fully integrated view of each major body system that can be hard to find in more traditionally arranged textbooks or other resources. Multiple case studies help relate key principles to current practice, with links to clinical skills, clinical investigation and therapeutics made clear throughout.

Each (print) volume also now comes with access to the complete, enhanced eBook version, offering easy anytime, anywhere access – as well as self-assessment material to check your understanding and aid exam preparation.

The Respiratory System provides highly accessible coverage of the core basic science principles in the context of clinical case histories, giving the reader a fully integrated understanding of the system and its major diseases.

    • Introduction
    • Structure and function of the respiratory system
    • Elastic properties of the respiratory system
    • Airflow and resistance in the respiratory system
    • Pulmonary Ventilation
    • Diffusion of Gases between air and blood
    • The Pulmonary Circulation
    • Carriage of gases by the blood and acid/base balance
    • Nervous control of breathing
    • Chemical control of breathing
    • Lung function tests

Systems of the Body Series:

    • The Renal System
    • The Musculoskeletal System
    • The Nervous System
    • The Digestive System
    • The Endocrine System
    • The Respiratory System
    • The Cardiovascular System
Author Information
By Caroline R Thomas and Gunchu Randhawa


  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedications
  • Series Editor Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Introduction
  • What is respiration?
  • The need for respiration
  • Diffusion and gas transport
  • Timing in circulation and respiration
  • Basic science of respiration
  • Respiratory symbols—the language of the respiratory system
  • Centimetre, gram, second and système international units
  • Drugs
  • Symptoms of respiratory disease
  • Chapter 2. Structure and Function of the Respiratory System
  • Introduction
  • Embryology
  • Airways
  • Mouth and nose
  • Larynx
  • Trachea
  • Intrathoracic airways
  • Histological structure of the airways
  • Supporting tissues
  • Pulmonary vasculature
  • Lymphatics
  • Nerves
  • Mechanics of breathing
  • Defences against the environment
  • Conditioning air
  • Inhaled particles
  • Smoking and air pollution
  • Metabolic activity
  • Metabolism and production of biologically active substances
  • Non-respiratory functions of the lung
  • Chapter 3. Elastic Properties of the Respiratory System
  • Introduction
  • Compliance and elastance
  • Chapter 4. Airflow and resistance in the respiratory system
  • Introduction
  • Bringing about airflow
  • Laminar and turbulent flow
  • Factors affecting flow
  • Respiratory system resistance
  • Work of breathing
  • Assessing and measuring resistance in the respiratory system
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Chapter 5. Pulmonary Ventilation
  • Introduction
  • Lung volumes, capacities and spirometry
  • Spirometric abnormalities in disease
  • Chapter 6. Diffusion of Gases between Air and Blood
  • Introduction
  • Diffusion and the significance of partial pressure
  • Factors affecting the rate of diffusion
  • Factors affecting diffusing capacity
  • Measuring diffusing capacity
  • The management of inadequate diffusion
  • Carbon dioxide and other gases
  • Chapter 7. The Pulmonary Circulation
  • The bronchial circulation
  • The pulmonary circulation
  • The pulmonary circulation – structure and function
  • Matching ventilation and perfusion
  • Regional differences in ventilation in the lungs
  • Ventilation/perfusion matching and its effect on blood oxygen and carbon dioxide content
  • Chapter 8. Carriage of gases by the blood and acid/base balance
  • Introduction – why do we need to transport gases in the blood?
  • Oxygen transport
  • Haemoglobin
  • Why is haemoglobin kept in red cells?
  • Haemoglobin variants
  • Carbon dioxide transport
  • Acid–base balance
  • Calculation and illustration of acid–base status
  • Clinical measurements
  • Chapter 9. Nervous control of breathing
  • Introduction
  • Central control of breathing
  • Medullary respiratory centres
  • Conscious control of breathing
  • Pattern of breathing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Respiratory muscle innervation
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Afferent inputs to the respiratory centre
  • Pulmonary afferents
  • Upper airway afferents – the nose, pharynx, and larynx
  • Musculoskeletal afferents
  • Chapter 10. Chemical control of breathing
  • Introduction
  • Hypercapnia
  • Central chemoreceptors
  • Hypoxia
  • Peripheral chemoreceptors
  • Cheyne–Stokes breathing
  • Long-term hypoxic stimulation
  • Effects of anaesthesia on chemical control of breathing
  • Asphyxia
  • Chapter 11. Lung function tests
  • Introduction
  • Measuring lung volumes and capacities
  • Measuring lung mechanics
  • Measuring diffusing capacity
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Measuring oxygen levels
  • Measuring the uniformity of ventilation and perfusion
  • Multiple-breath washout curves
  • Functional testing
  • Appendix. Basic Science
  • Index