Comparative Physiology of Oxygen Transfer in Lungs
There is a strong tradition of comparative physiology in the field of respiration. Over the years, physiologists have been fascinated by the differences in respiratory organs which evolved for the common problem of oxygen transfer. This led to a rich experimental literature about possible advantages that one type of structure may have over another, but it also led to many speculations.
KeywordsDiffusion Limitation Oxygen Transfer Comparative Physiology Mammalian Lung Partial Pressure Difference
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