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Respiratory

  • Cassandra Wasson
  • Albert Kelly
  • David Ninan
  • Quy Tran
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Abstract

This chapter outlines the effects pregnancy has on the respiratory system. It addresses the effects on anatomy and physiology. It will review changes in respiratory volumes and capacities and the normal blood gas of pregnant females. It will also outline the changes that are seen during labor.

Keywords

Airway Chest wall compliance Pulmonary and airway resistance Respiratory volumes and capacities Blood gas Changes during labor 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cassandra Wasson
    • 1
  • Albert Kelly
    • 1
  • David Ninan
    • 2
  • Quy Tran
    • 3
  1. 1.Riverside University Health System - Medical CenterMoreno ValleyUSA
  2. 2.Riverside University Health System - Medical CenterLoma LindaUSA
  3. 3.Harbor–UCLA Medical CenterTorranceUSA

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