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Lung ventilation and the physiology of breathing

Abstract:
This article summarizes the anatomical features of the lungs, airway and thorax pertinent to the physiology of breathing and discusses chemoreceptor detection mechanisms, brainstem centres and relays involved in the control of breathing. We will discuss lung mechanics including spirometry, lung compliance, airway resistance and the role of surfactant and consider how these can be affected by disease states. It is recommended to revise principles of arterial blood gas analysis in addition to this article.
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.mpsur.2017.02.004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Surgery (Oxford) Journal website
Volume:
35
Issue:
5
Pages:
227-233
Publication date:
2017-05-31
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-1764
ISSN:
0263-9319
Source identifiers:
689521
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Pubs id:
pubs:689521
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uuid:3d3e570f-062e-4005-a41e-4dc8ce7595a8
Local pid:
pubs:689521
Deposit date:
2017-10-07

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