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Using basic physical and physiologic principles, Pierre Dejours has prepared a superbly written and referenced readable monograph on comparative respiratory physiology for advanced students. Starting with a review of energy expenditure and sources of energy, the text then provides the basic principles governing gas exchange. The middle chapters detail gas exchange at the pulmonary level and fully develop the interrelationships between the pulmonary and cardiovascular systems. Throughout, the author uses examples of applied comparative physiology to make points, although the emphasis is mammalian. These chapters are particularly well written and lucid. The chapter on the ontogeny of respiration, although quite
Principles of Comparative Respiratory Physiology.Respiratory Physiology.. Ann Intern Med. ;86:250. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-2-250_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(2):250.
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