Doctor, I'm out of breath: respiratory physiology for the general practitioner

F. Verschuren Published in the journal : May 2016 Category : Diagnostics en urgence

Summary :

This article focuses on several fundamental links between basic respiratory physiology and clinical medicine practice during consultation, when a patient complaints about symptoms of pulmonary origin or seeks explanations for the proper functioning of his/ her lungs and breathing.

What is already known about the topic?

Respiratory physiology and pathophysiology refer to basic knowledge acquired during medical studies.

What does this article bring up for us?

This article provides a refresher on basic medical knowledge, while linking it to clinical practice at patient’s bedside.


Oxygen, CO 2, respiratory physiology