Pulmonary Physiology

9780071134767: Pulmonary Physiology

Featuring a new two-colour design, this introductory/refresher text provides a thorough grounding in the aspects of pulmonary physiology crucial to understanding clinical medicine. Its approach stresses comprehension of fundamental physiologic principles to different clinical situations or different aspects of the respiratory system. Each chapter begins with a set of clearly defined learning objectives, then provides detailed and complete explanations of physiologic mechanisms, demonstrating the role of these mechanisms in different pathologic states. In addition, study questions - with fully explained answers - are included for self-testing and review.

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MASTERY OF CONCEPTS—NOT MEMORIZATION OF FACTS With Michael Levitzky’s clear and involving presentation of pulmonary physiology, you learn how and why the human respiratory system works—in a format that makes it easier to absorb and to integrate as you learn the physiology of other body systems.

* Offers a tried-and-trusted route to learning pulmonary physiology
* Provides you with objectives at the start of every chapter
* Summarizes key concepts at the end of each chapter with locators indicating the location of the material in the text
* Makes learning easier with enhanced illustrations of all essential concepts
* Reinforces learning with new study questions and clinical examples at the close of each chapter
* Explains difficult concepts thoroughly, without oversimplification
* Covers respiratory function under stress—exercise, altitude, and diving
* Offers the best review for the USMLE Step I
* Provides handy appendices of symbols, gas laws, equations, pulmonary function decision tree, and normal values table

“A wonderful book for anyone looking to learn pulmonary physiology ... concise and complete ... very readable and accessible to people with little to no experience in physiology and respiration.”

“Must have.... Perfect book for respiratorist and medical student.”
--online student reviews of the Fifth Edition

About the Author:

Michael G. Levitzky, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Anesthesiology at Louisiana State University Medical Center.

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