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Combines brief reviews of normal respiratory functions with concise but detailed surveys of functional disorders and pulmonary lesions and their consequences in the main clinical syndromes representing abnormal breathing, abnormal pulmonary function, and acid-base disequilibrium: airflow obstruction; lung restriction; pulmonary vascular disease; adult respiratory distress syndrome; pleural-space abnormalities; asthma; respiratory failure; lung cancer; respiratory tract infections. Includes a chapter on interpretation of symptoms and signs. Appendixes present data for conversion of present conventional metric units to SI units; normal values for blood gases; equations; normal values for pulmonary function tests. The text uses the present conventional metric units. Useful recommendations
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Pathophysiology of Respiration.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:664. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-5-664_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(5):664.
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