Chapter 2. Functions of the Lung

  1. Anthony Seaton CBE, BA, MD, FRCP, FRCPE, FFOM, FMedSci1,2,
  2. Douglas Seaton MD, FRCP3 and
  3. The late A. Gordon Leitch Bsc, MB, PhD, FRCPE, FCCP
  1. A. Gordon Leitch

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470695999.ch2

Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition

Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Leitch, A. G. (2000) Functions of the Lung, in Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition (eds A. Seaton, D. Seaton and A. G. Leitch), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470695999.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Environmental & Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

  2. 2

    Honorary Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Hospital NHS Trust

  3. 3

    Consultant Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Suffolk, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865428577

Online ISBN: 9780470695999

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Keywords:

  • oxygen;
  • carbon dioxide;
  • pulmonary arterial blood;
  • gas exchange;
  • perfusion

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Ventilation

  • Perfusion: The Pulmonary Circulation

  • Distribution of Ventilation and Perfusion and V˙ A/Q Relationships

  • Diffusion

  • Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport in Blood

  • Lung Mechanics

  • Control of Breathing

  • Defences of the Respiratory Tract

  • Other Aspects of Pulmonary Function

  • References