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The Respiratory System at a Glance

by Ward, Jeremy P. T. (King's College, Lond

The Respiratory System at a Glance The market-leading at a Glance series is popular among healthcare students and newly qualified practitioners for its concise, simple approach and excellent illustrations. Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a double-page spread with clear, easy-to-follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory texts for teaching, learning and revision, and are useful throughout university and beyond. Everything you need to know about The Respiratory System... at a Glance! Highly-illustrated overview of the structure and function of the lungs and airways, with sections on history, examination, pathophysiology, treatment and management Respiratory System at a Glance is a comprehensive guide to normal lung structure and function and associated pathophysiology, featuring key information on all major respiratory disorders. As per the familiar, easy-to-use 'at a Glance' format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread, with key facts accompanied by clear diagrams that encapsulate essential knowledge. This 'one-stop' resource has been revised and updated for this 5thedition to include recent advances in our understanding and/or treatment of asthma, COPD, pulmonary vasculitis, sarcoidosis, cystic fibrosis, respiratory infections (including COVID-19), and the most recent national clinical management guidelines. The accompanying website includes self-assessment case studies, flashcards and MCQs to support learning or for review. Respiratory System at a Glance also provides information on: Structure and function of the respiratory system, the thoracic cage and respiratory muscles, gas laws, diffusion, and elastic forces Acid-base balance and disorders, control of breathing through chemical and neural mechanisms, and pulmonary circulation and ventilation-perfusion matching Exercise, altitude, and diving, complications of development and congenital disease, lung defense mechanisms, and immunology of the lungs Public health and smoking, respiratory failure, and the pathophysiology and management of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other respiratory disorders With accompanying self-assessment clinical cases and multiple-choice questions, The Respiratory System at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a respiratory module or rotation, and will appeal to medical students and junior doctors, as well as nurses, dentists, physiotherapists, technicians, and biomedical scientists. For more information on the complete range of Wiley nursing and health publishing, please visit: To receive automatic updates on Wiley books and journals, join our email list. Sign up today at All content reviewed by students for students Wiley Medical Education books are designed exactly for their intended audience. All of our books are developed in collaboration with students. This means that our books are always published with you, the student, in mind. If you would like to be one of our student reviewers, go to to find out more. This new edition is also available as an e-book. For more details, please see

128 pages.

5th Edition

ISBN: 9781119700197

€ 37.50 

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