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Oxygen Utilization and Toxicity in the Lungs

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Circulation and Nonrespiratory Functions

  1. Aron B. Fisher,
  2. Henry J. Forman

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030105

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Fisher, A. B. and Forman, H. J. 2011. Oxygen Utilization and Toxicity in the Lungs. Comprehensive Physiology. 231–254.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Bioenergetics
    • 1.1
      General Concepts
    • 1.2
      Lung Bioenergetics
  • 2
    Oxygen-Dependent Metabolic Reactions
    • 2.1
      Pathways of O2 Utilization
    • 2.2
      Pulmonary O2-Dependent Metabolic Reactions
    • 2.3
      Inactivation of Vasoactive Amines
  • 3
    Oxygen Toxicity
    • 3.1
      Pathological Effects of O2
    • 3.2
      Mechanisms of O2 Toxicity
    • 3.3
      Antioxidant Defenses
  • 4
    Conclusion