About the book
Respiratory Physiology will be an open access book for students, postgraduates in medicine and healthcare, as well as for the clinicians of different medical specialties. The book will cover most important aspects of human respiration, it’s physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms and impacts on health and disease. Understanding respiratory physiology can aid the practitioners in diagnosing the cause of respiratory symptoms. Dysfunction of any component of respiratory system can lead to respiratory distress or failure. Knowledge of anatomic and physiologic properties of respiratory system in children and adults can explain differences in disease progression, also can help in pre- and perioperative evaluation during surgical procedures.
Except for the theoretical knowledge, the book will provide practical information about respiratory tract diseases. Improved knowledge of human microbiota give new opportunities to change our conception of lung physiology and respiratory health, opening new insights of pulmonary immunology. This book we will also address some aspects of respiratory physiology during sleep. It intends to provide the reader with the most updated information that is based on most recent clinical research.