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Respiratory medicine 

Respiratory medicine
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Respiratory medicine
Author(s):

Neil Herring

and Robert Wilkins

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199599677.003.0011
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date: 18 January 2022

The chapter reviews the basic anatomy of the airwars, lungs and thorax before focusing on respiratory physiology. The later is divided into sections covering ventilation and diffusion, ventilation/perfusion matching, oxygen and carbon dioxide transport in the blood and the control of breathing emphasizing how pathological conditions can interfere with each of these processes.

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