• G. M. Woerlee
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 18)


Tobacco smoking is a common habit which causes a vast range of pathophysiology. It is necessary that the anaesthetist have an idea of the problems caused by smoking as it significantly affects perioperative morbidity.


Elimination Half Life Postoperative Pulmonary Complication Mucociliary Transport Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease Respiratory Minute Volume 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Woerlee
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  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaUniversity Hospital of LeidenThe Netherlands

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