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Crash Course Respiratory System - E-Book by Sarah Hickin

By Sarah Hickin

The new sequence of Crash path maintains to supply readers with whole insurance of the MBBS curriculum in an easy-to-read, trouble-free demeanour. development at the luck of past variants, the recent Crash classes maintain the preferred and special positive aspects that so characterized the sooner volumes. All Crash classes were totally up to date all through.

  • More than a hundred and seventy illustrations current scientific, diagnostic and useful details in an easy-to-follow manner
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  • Written by means of scholars for college students - authors who comprehend examination pressures
  • Contains ‘Hints and information’ packing containers, and different beneficial aide-mémoires
  • Succinct assurance of the topic allows ‘sharp concentration’ and effective use of time in the course of examination preparation
  • Contains a completely up-to-date self-assessment part - perfect for honing examination abilities and self-testing
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Impaired elastic recoil means that the lungs do not deflate adequately, contributing to air trapping. In diseases that cause fibrosis, scar tissue replaces normal interstitial tissue. As a result, the lungs become stiffer and compliance decreases. g. kyphoscoliosis) can similarly alter compliance of the chest wall and reduce the ability of the chest wall to expand, thus producing a restrictive ventilatory defect. g. g. pulmonary fibrosis 2 1 0 –10 –20 –30 Transmural pressure (cmH2O) Fig. 11 Pressure–volume curves in disease.

During normal breathing (quiet breathing), the lung volume oscillates between inhalation and exhalation. e. atmospheric pressure). • Elastic forces tending to collapse the lung are balanced by the elastic recoil trying to expand the chest. • This creates a subatmospheric (negative) pressure in the intrapleural space. 31 Physiology, ventilation and gas exchange Fig. 8 L Functional residual capacity (FRC) ¼ ERV þ RV Volume of air remaining in lungs at the end of a normal expiration. 0 L Most of these volumes can be measured with a spirometer (see Fig.

Differences in structure of the airways Airway Generation No. 5 mm Gas Yes Alveolus 24 Pneumocytes types I and II Types I and II pneumocytes lie on an alveolar basement membrane; capillaries lie on the outer surface of the wall and form the blood–air interface 75–300 mm Gas No Con ¼ conduction; Gas ¼ gas exchange. Type II pneumocytes Type II pneumocytes are surfactant-producing cells containing rounded nuclei; their cytoplasm is rich in mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum, and microvilli exist on their exposed surface.

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