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Mechanisms of dyspnoea

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631411
eISBN:
9780191730160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the mechanisms of the respiratory disease called dyspnoea. It reviews the known physiology of respiratory system receptors and their relation to uncomfortable breathing, and ... More


Respiratory System

Robert M. Stern, William J. Ray, and Karen S. Quigley

in Psychophysiological Recording

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195113594
eISBN:
9780199846962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113594.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Respiration refers to the process by which oxygen is supplied to cells and carbon dioxide is removed. The aspects of respiration that psychophysiologists usually measure are breathing rate and ... More


Respiratory muscle function in breathlessness

Michael I. Polkey

in Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease: A guide to clinical management

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530039
eISBN:
9780191730450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the function of respiratory muscles and their interaction with the respiratory system in health and disease. Dyspnoea generally occurs when the load on the respiratory muscle ... More


The genesis of breathlessness What do we understand?

Douglas Beach and Richard M. Schwartzstein

in Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease: A guide to clinical management

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530039
eISBN:
9780191730450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Breathlessness or dyspnoea in the clinical situation varies from one individual to another. Thus, a clinician must take a comprehensive physiological view of each patient when evaluating the cause of ... More


The Prevalence of Chronic Respiratory Disease in the Industrial Era: The United States, 1895–1910

Sven E. Wilson (ed.)

in Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle: Evidence from the Past

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116181
eISBN:
9780226116198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116198.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter provides a detailed analysis of the medical data on the respiratory system covering the period from 1895 to 1910. It explores the variety of respiratory conditions that examining ... More


Anatomy and physiology

Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199591763
eISBN:
9780191739149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591763.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter is intended to be an aide-memoire for the reader who wishes to be reminded of the normal state of the respiratory system before considering a particular symptom or condition. ... More


Anatomy and physiology

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631411
eISBN:
9780191730160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system in the context of palliative care. It explains that an adult human being breathes 10,000 litres of air in 24 hours and that ... More


The evolution of air-breathing respiratory faculties in invertebrates

Steven F. Perry, Markus Lambertz, and Anke Schmitz

in Respiratory Biology of Animals: evolutionary and functional morphology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780199238460
eISBN:
9780191864056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199238460.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Developmental Biology

This chapter aims at piecing together the evolution of air breathing in invertebrates, the main conclusion here being that it evolved independently several times. In molluscs alone, air breathing has ... More


Physical health

Jonathan Bradshaw and Karen Bloor

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428370
eISBN:
9781447304005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428370.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the physical health of children and their health behaviour. The topics covered include child and infant mortality, birth weight, immunisations, self-reported health, ... More


Anatomy and Physiology

Bridget Sweet

in Thinking Outside the Voice Box: Adolescent Voice Change in Music Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190916374
eISBN:
9780190067069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916374.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The chapter describes how an understanding of the way the voice operates can empower both female and male adolescent singers as well as the teachers assisting them through the voice change process. ... More


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