The Thorax (Lung Biology in Health and Disease ; V. 85) Part by C Roussos, Charis Roussos

By C Roussos, Charis Roussos

This well timed moment version of a landmark reference furnishes in-depth examinations of the most recent advancements within the body structure, pathophysiology, and scientific relevance of the breathing muscle mass and chest wall-reflecting the explosion of knowledge that has happened because the e-book of the former version.

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Future Directions of Research into Free Radical-Mediated Diaphragmatic Injury 386 References 386 Part II Respiratory Muscles: Mechanics and Energetics 13. An Abbreviated History of the Respiratory Muscles from Antiquity to the Classical Age Jean-Philippe Derenne and William A. Whitelaw 399 I. Pre-Galenic Era 399 II. Galen 401 III. Middle Ages and Renaissance 403 IV. Classical Age 405 References 410 14. Functional Anatomy of the Chest Wall Dennis Gordon Osmond 413 I. Introduction 413 II. Thoracic Shape 414 III.

Motor Unit Remodeling 306 X. Implications for Respiratory Muscles 308 XI. Summary 308 References 309 11. Cellular and Molecular Adaptations of the Respiratory Muscles C. David Ianuzzo and David A. Hood 313 I. Metabolic System 314 II. Contractile System 326 III. Excitation-Contraction Coupling 333 IV. General Summary 339 References 341 12. Oxygen-Derived Free Radicals and the Respiratory Muscles Gerald S. Supinski and A. Anzueto 349 I. Introduction 349 II. Biology of Free Radicals 350 Page xxxi III.

The third volume, Part C, focuses on disease states. Chapters 6165 deal with the methods of diagnosis by which to establish the normality or dysfunction of the chest wall. These chapters try to offer as much practical information to the clinician as possible. Chapters 6676 describe the pathophysiology of the respiratory muscles and the chest wall as a whole in various clinical conditions. Finally, Chapters 7791 describe the therapeutic approaches necessary to improve the function of the ventilatory pump in various disease states.

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