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Pulmonary Gas Exchange

Pulmonary Gas Exchange( )
Author: Prisk, Kim
Hopkins, Susan
Prisk, G. Kim
Hopkins, Susan R.
Series title:Colloquium Series on Integrated Systems Physiology: from Molecule to Function Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Morgan & Claypool Life Science Publishers
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $60.00
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The lung receives the entire cardiac output from the right heart and must load oxygen onto and unload carbon dioxide from perfusing blood in the correct amounts to meet the metabolic needs of the body. It does so through the process of passive diffusion. Effective diffusion is accomplished by intricate parallel structures of airways and blood vessels designed to bring ventilation and perfusion together in an appropriate ratio in the same place and at the same time. Gas exchange is...
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