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An Overview of Gas Exchange

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Gas Exchange

  1. Arthur B. Otis

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030401

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Otis, A. B. 2011. An Overview of Gas Exchange. Comprehensive Physiology. 1–11.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011


The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Gas-Exchange System: A Series of Conductances
  • 2
    Physiological Components of Conductance
    • 2.1
      Inspired Gas to Alveolar Gas
    • 2.2
      Alveolar Gas to Pulmonary Capillary Blood
    • 2.3
      Pulmonary Capillary Blood to Tissue Capillary Blood
    • 2.4
      Tissue Capillary Blood to Tissue