WIT Press
Human Respiration




Human Respiration

Anatomy and Physiology, Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Simulation and Applications

Edited By: V. KULISH, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Price

$207.00 (free shipping)

ISBN

978-1-85312-944-5

eISBN

978-1-84564-228-0

Pages

240

Book Series

3

Transaction Series

WIT Transactions on State-of-the-art in Science and Engineering

Transaction Volume

24

Published

2006

Format

Hardback

Even in ancient times, breathing was believed to be the most important feature of life itself. The very Universe was viewed as a huge breathing organism, within which every part was related to everything else through a process of vibration - or breath. Nowadays, our understanding of the laws governing the Universe and life has advanced tremendously. Yet this has not changed our perception of breathing as one of the most important mechanisms of life support.

Books on human respiration are usually written either only by physicians or engineers. This book became possible as a result of a decade of research collaboration between physicians, engineers, physicists and applied mathematicians. Consequently, this volume presents the latest developments and major challenges in the area of biomedical engineering concerned with studies of the human respiratory system.

The contributors cover the anatomy and physiology of human respiration, some of the newest macro- and microscopic models of the respiratory system, numerical simulation and computer visualisation of gas transport phenomena, and applications of these models to medical diagnostics, treatment and safety.

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