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The pathway for oxygen : structure and function in the mammalian respiratory system

Author: Ewald R Weibel
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1984.
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It is rare for one book to be both a first-rate classroom text and a major contribution to scholarship. The Pathway for Oxygen is such a book, offering a new approach to respiratory physiology and  Read more...

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Weibel, Ewald R.
Pathway for oxygen.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1984
(OCoLC)561949775
Online version:
Weibel, Ewald R.
Pathway for oxygen.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1984
(OCoLC)606395547
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ewald R Weibel
ISBN: 0674657918 9780674657915 067465790X 9780674657908
OCLC Number: 10020345
Description: xv, 425 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: OXYGEN AND THE HISTORY OF LIFE The Cell's Oxygen Sink and Energetics Getting Oxygen to the Sink Evolution of O2 Transport Systems Evolution of External Gas Exchangers Looking at the System as a Whole: Philosophy of the Approach THE BODY'S NEED FOR OXYGEN Levels of O2 Consumption Estimating the Limits of O2 Consumption LINKING STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION: MODEL, MEANS, AND TOOLS How Does Structure Affect O2 Flow? Are Animals Built Reasonably? The Tools CELL RESPIRATION Gaining Energy from Combustion Metabolic Pathways of the Cell The Cell's Energetic Balance Sheet MITOCHONDRIA: THE CELL'S FURNACES Putting Some Order into Cell Metabolism Oxidation-Phosphorylation Coupling Depends on Structure Mitochondria and the Cell's Aerobic Potential Mitochondria in Muscle Cells THE VEHICLE FOR OXYGEN TRANSPORT: BLOOD AND CIRCULATION The O2 and CO, Carrier: Blood Moving Blood Around: Circulation O2 Transport by the Blood DELIVERING OXYGEN TO THE CELLS Distributing Blood to the Tissues: Design of the Vasculature The Microvascular Unit O2 Flow from Blood to Cells DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE MAMMALIAN LUNG Development of the Lung Lung Histogenesis: Differentiation toward Gas Exchange The Lung at Birth and Its Postnatal Maturation LUNG CELL BIOLOGY Organization of the Lung's Cell Population A Closer Look at the Cells of the Gas Exchange Region AIRWAYS AND BLOOD VESSELS The Airway Tree Ventilation The Vascular Trees Pulmonary Blood Flow Ventilation-Perfusion Matching THE LUNG'S MECHANICAL SUPPORT External Support and Motive Force The Pleural Cavity The Lung's Fiber Skeleton Surface Tension Micromechanics and the Configuration of the Alveolar Septum Keeping the Barrier Dry and Thin THE LUNG AS GAS EXCHANGER Design of the Gas Exchanger Physiological Basis for Gas Exchange Pulmonary Diffusing Capacity: Physiology Pulmonary Diffusing Capacity: Morphometry Structure and Function Compared Matching the Conductance to O2 Needs: The Emergence of a Paradox Resolving the Paradox: Models and Nature THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM IN OVERVIEW Adjusting Performance to Needs Adjusting Potential to Needs The Limits to Potential: The Smallest Mammal UNITS OF MEASUREMENT GENERAL REFERENCES INDEX
Responsibility: Ewald R. Weibel.

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This is clearly one of the most outstanding books in physiology/functional anatomy ever to be written.--C. R. Taylor, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Harvard University

 
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