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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.

Features:

  • 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

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