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Vertebrate Gas Exchange

From Environment to Cell

  • Robert G. Boutilier

Part of the Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology book series (COMPARATIVE, volume 6)

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The structural and chemical limitations to respiratory gas exchange existing between the ambient medium and the cell are comprehensively treated. Beginning with an examination of the natural oscillations of respiratory gases in both terrestrial and aquatic environments, Vertebrate Gas Exchange details the structures involved in convecting the medium (air or water), the morphometrics of capillary gas transfers, and gas transfer kinetics. Important features include details on measurement techniques associated with tissue capillary supply and gas exchange kinetics.


Beatmung Gasaustausch Hämoglobin Kohlendioxid Sauerstoff cell environment respiration tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert G. Boutilier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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