eBook The Human Body: The Respiratory System, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302549
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302543
  • DDC: 612.2
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

So automatic and mechanical is breathing for most of us that we often fail to consider the complexities of respiration. Engaging the lungs, airways, and more, the intake of oxygen and release of carbon dioxide are only the most apparent aspects of a much longer routine. Although vulnerable to various infections and other disorders, the respiratory system by and large continues to function in order to sustain us. This book explores each element involved in this subconscious process and the factors that perpetuate human life.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Anatomy and Function of the Human Respiratory System.
2: The Design of the Respiratory System.
3: Morphology of the Upper Airways.
4: The Nose.
5: The Pharynx.
6: Morphology of the Lower Airways.
7: The Larynx.
8: The Trachea and the Stem Bronchi.
9: Structural Design of the Airway Tree.
10: The Lungs.
11: Gross Anatomy.
12: Pulmonary Segments.
13: The Bronchi and Bronchioles.
14: The Gas-Exchange Region.
15: Blood Vessels, Lymphatic Vessels, and Nerves.
16: Lung Development.
17: Control and Mechanics of Breathing.
18: Control of Breathing.
19: Central Organization of Respiratory Neurons.
20: Chemoreceptors.
21: Peripheral Chemoreceptors.
22: Central Chemoreceptors.
23: Muscle and Lung Receptors.
24: Variations in Breathing.
25: Exercise.
26: Sleep.
27: The Mechanics of Breathing.
28: The Lung–Chest System.
29: The Role of Muscles.
30: The Respiratory Pump and Its Performance.
31: Gas Exchange and Respiratory Adaptation.
32: Gas Exchange.
33: Transport of Oxygen.
34: Transport of Carbon Dioxide.
35: Gas Exchange in the Lung.
36: Abnormal Gas Exchange.
37: Interplay of Respiration, Circulation, and Metabolism.
38: Adaptations.
39: High Altitudes.
40: Swimming and Diving.
41: Infectious Diseases of the Respiratory System.
42: Upper Respiratory System Infections.
43: Common Cold.
44: Sore Throat.
45: Pharyngitis.
46: Sinusitis.
47: Tonsillitis.
48: Lower Respiratory System Infections.
49: Laryngitis.
50: Tracheitis.
51: Croup.
52: Infectious Bronchitis.
53: Bronchiolitis.
54: Influenza.
55: Whooping Cough.
56: Psittacosis.
57: Pneumonia.
58: Legionnaire Disease.
59: Tuberculosis.
60: Diseases and Disorders of the Respiratory System.
61: Disorders of the Upper Airway.
62: Snoring.
63: Sleep Apnea.
64: Pickwickian Syndrome.
65: Diseases of the Pleura.
66: Pleurisy.
67: Pleural Effusion and Thoracic Empyema.
68: Pneumothorax.
69: Diseases of the Bronchi and Lungs.
70: Bronchiectasis.
71: Chronic Bronchitis.
72: Pulmonary Emphysema.
73: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
74: Lung Congestion.
75: Atelectasis.
76: Lung Infarction.
77: Cystic Fibrosis.
78: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
79: Sarcoidosis and Eosinophilic Granuloma.
80: Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis.
81: Immunologic Conditions of the Lung.
82: Lung Cancer.
83: Diseases of the Mediastinum and Diaphragm.
84: Allergic and Occupational Lung Diseases and Acute Respiratory Conditions.
85: Allergic Lung Diseases.
86: Asthma.
87: Hay Fever.
88: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis.
89: Occupational Lung Disease.
90: Silicosis.
91: Black Lung.
92: Asbestosis and Mesothelioma.
93: Respiratory Toxicity of Glass and Metal Fibres.
94: Byssinosis.
95: Respiratory Toxicity of Industrial Chemicals.
96: Disability and Attribution of Occupational Lung Diseases.
97: Other Respiratory Conditions.
98: Circulatory Disorders.
99: Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
100: Air Pollution.
101: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
102: Acidosis.
103: Alkalosis and Hyperventilation.
104: Hypoxia.
105: Altitude Sickness.
106: Barotrauma and Decompression Sickness.
107: Thoracic Squeeze.
108: Drowning.
109: Approaches to Respiratory Evaluation and Treatment.
110: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Disease.
111: Methods of Investigation.
112: Pulmonary Function Test.
113: Chest X-ray.
114: Lung Ventilation/Perfusion Scan.
115: Bronchoscopy.
116: Mediastinoscopy.
117: Types of Respiratory Therapy.
118: Drug Therapies.
119: Oxygen Therapy.
120: Artificial Respiration.
121: Thoracentesis.
122: Hyperbaric Chamber.
123: Lung Transplantation.
124: Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.