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Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Control of Breathing



ISBN 9780824758905
Published May 24, 2005 by CRC Press
888 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Exploring the functional anatomy and physiology of the ventilatory control system from the intracellular to the integrative level, this references serves as the first source to offer comprehensive coverage of the influences of various pharmacological agents on the control of breathing.

Table of Contents

Neuropharmacology and Physiology. Peripheral Chemoreceptors: Sensors of Metabolic Status. Central Chemoreceptors. Suprapontine Control of Breathing. Measurement of Drug Effects of Ventilatory Control. Response Surface Modeling of Drug Interactions: Model Selection and Multimodel Inference Using the Bootstrap. Respiratory Neuroplasticity: Respiratory Gases, Development, and Spinal Injury. Airway Reflexes in Humans. Inheritance and Ventilatory Behavior in Animal Models. Pathophysiology. Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome: Should we Rename it Congenital Autonomopathy? Upper Airway Obstruction in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. High Altitude. Obesity and the Control of Breathing. Clinical Pharmacology. Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia. Ventilatory Effects of Medications Used for Moderate and Deep Sedation. Central Effects of General Anesthesia. The Influence of Inhalational Anesthetics on Carotid Body Mediated Ventilatory Responses. General Anesthesia and Respiratory Mechanics. Recovery from Anesthesia. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Ventilation. Cardiovascular Drugs and the Control of Breathing

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