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Pulmonary Physiology, 8th Edition

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    • Michael G. Levitzky, PhD, Professor of Physiology, Anesthesiology, and Cardiopulmonary Science, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center , New Orleans, Louisiana, Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Pediatrics, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

    The best review of pulmonary physiology for the USMLE Step 1

    For more than three decades, Pulmonary Physiology has provided medical students and residents with a solid background in the areas of pulmonary physiology essential for a thorough understanding of clinical medicine. Pulmonary Physiology, 8e teaches you how and why the human respiratory system works–in a style and presentation that makes it easy to absorb and integrate with your knowledge of other body systems.


    • Every chapter includes learning objectives, summaries of key concepts, study questions, clinical examples, illustrations of essential concepts, and suggested readings
    • Provides detailed explanations of physiologic mechanisms and demonstrates how they apply to pathologic states
    • Helps you to understand the basic concepts of pulmonary physiology well enough to apply them with confidence to future patients
    • Delivers concise yet in-depth coverage of every important topic, including:
      • Function and Structure of the Respiratory System
      • Mechanics of Breathing
      • Alveolar Ventilation
      • Blood Flow to the Lungs
      • Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships
      • Diffusion of Gases and Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests
      • Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Blood
      • Acid-Base Balance
      • Control of Breathing
      • Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung
      • The Respiratory System Under Stress, including exercise, altitude, diving, and sleep
      • Type :Original PDF 

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