Chapter 6. Basic Terminology and Gas Laws

  1. J. E. Cotes DM, DSc (Oxon), FRCP, FFOM, Dhc Visitor Reader in Respiratory Physiology External Scientific Staff of Medical Research Council Honorary Consultant in Clinical Respiratory Physiology1,
  2. D. J. Chinn BSc, PhD, MSc (Public Health) Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology2,† and
  3. M. R. Miller BSc, MD, FRCP Consultant Respiratory Physician3

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch6

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Cotes, J. E., Chinn, D. J. and Miller, M. R. (2006) Basic Terminology and Gas Laws, in Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Department of Physiological Sciences, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  2. 2

    Centre for Primary and Community Care, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK

  3. 3

    University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

  1. Senior Research Fellow, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064939

Online ISBN: 9781444312829

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Keywords:

  • respiratory physiology and clinical lung function testing - use of symbols and abbreviations;
  • partial pressure and gas tension;
  • standardisation of volumes for temperature and pressure;
  • Graham's law of diffusion;
  • lung imaging terminology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Glossary of terms

  • Abbreviations and primary symbols

  • Suffixes

  • Units

  • Partial pressure and gas tension (use of Dalton's law)

  • Standardisation of volumes for temperature and pressure (use of Boyle's and Charles' laws)

  • Graham's law of diffusion

  • Henry's law

  • Terminology for lung imaging

  • References

  • Further reading