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Gas Exchange in Pregnancy

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Gas Exchange

  1. James Metcalfe,
  2. John M. Bissonnette

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030417

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Metcalfe, J. and Bissonnette, J. M. 2011. Gas Exchange in Pregnancy. Comprehensive Physiology. 341–350.

Author Information

  1. Departments of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Pulmonary Gas Exchange
    • 1.1
      Ventilation
    • 1.2
      Diffusing Capacity
    • 1.3
      Pulmonary Blood Flow
  • 2
    Peripheral Gas Exchange
    • 2.1
      Oxygen Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Production
    • 2.2
      Respiratory Gas Transport by Maternal Blood
    • 2.3
      Organ Distribution of Increased Oxygen Consumption
  • 3
    Exercise in Pregnancy
  • 4
    Pregnancy at High Altitude
  • 5
    Maternal Respiration and Fetal Development