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Introductory Level Respiratory Physiology
 
 
STRUCTURES OF THE LUNGS AND CHEST WALL

 Function of the conducting airways

 Function of the respiratory zone

 Respiratory muscles

 Lung volumes

VENTILATION

GAS DIFFUSION

PULMONARY BLOOD FLOW

TRANSPORT OF OXYGEN

TRANSPORT OF CARBON DIOXIDE

 Respiratory failure-some definitions

 Arterial hypoxia

VENTILATION-PERFUSION RATIO

CONTROL OF BREATHING

 Chemoreceptors

 Ventilatory response to increased PCO2

 Ventilatory response to decreased PO2

 Pulmonary vagal receptors
 

MECHANICS OF THE VENTILATORY APPARATUS

 Dynamics of a breath

 Elastic properties of the respiratory system

 Static pressure-volume relationships