1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System

  1. Janice Mighten RGN, RSCN, MSc, BMed Sci(Hons)
  1. Conrad Bosman

Published Online: 5 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702680.ch1

Children's Respiratory Nursing

Children's Respiratory Nursing

How to Cite

Bosman, C. (2012) Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System, in Children's Respiratory Nursing (ed J. Mighten), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702680.ch1

Author Information

  1. Paediatric Registrar, Nottingham Children's Hospital

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405197755

Online ISBN: 9781118702680

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Keywords:

  • Anatomy;
  • Congenital;
  • Human lung development;
  • Nasal vestibule;
  • Physiology;
  • Surface anatomical landmarks;
  • Upper and lower respiratory tract;
  • Ventilation/perfusion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Anatomy of the Upper Respiratory Tract

  • Anatomy of the Lower Respiratory Tract

  • Surface Anatomical Landmarks

  • Development of the Respiratory System

  • Changes in Anatomy With Age

  • Physiology of the Respiratory System

  • Conclusion

  • References