ISBN-13: 978-1496310118

West’s Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials 10th Edition

by John B. West MD PhD DSc (Author), Andrew M. Luks MD (Author)

West’s Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials is the gold standard text for learning respiratory physiology quickly and easily. This highly readable, must-have text serves as an introduction to students and a review for licensing and other exams. The Tenth Edition features the addition of Dr. Andrew M. Luks as co-author along with new clinical vignettes, additional multiple-choice review questions, and updated information on key topics in respiratory physiology, such as blood flow and metabolism, gas transport by the blood, and the physiology of high altitude.

  • New! Clinical vignettes with questions emphasize how the physiology described can be applied to clinical situations and reinforce reasoning and critical thinking.
  • More than 100 multiple-choice questions with full explanations provide self-testing of key concepts for comprehension and exam preparation.
  • Clinical boxes and Key Concepts summaries provide bullet-point reviews.
  • Appendices of important equations and answers to all questions are easily referenced.
  • Online resources include animations that expand on and clarify challenging topics, an interactive question bank , and lectures by Dr. West.