Regional Differences in the Lung

  • John B. West
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anaesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 19)


Marked differences of ventilation, blood flow, gas exchange, alveolar size, intrapleural pressures and mechanical stresses exist within the human lung and some of these are of special interest to the anesthesiologist in the context of anesthesia and postoperative care.


  1. 1.
    West, J.B. (editor) Regional Differences in the Lung, NY, Academic Press, 1977. This monograph contains a full list of references to regional papers.Google Scholar

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© Kluwer Academic Publisher 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • John B. West
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of California San DiegoUSA

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