Physiologic anatomy of respiratory apparatus, brief review of relevant gas laws. Lung volumes and capacities. Pulmonary function test. Mechanics of breathing. Gas diffusion through alveoli, capillary membrane. Pulmonary circulation, ventilation perfusion ratio. O2 and CO2 transport.

Control of respiration, Hypoxias, O2 treatment, abnormal types of breathing. Altitude and depth acclimatization. Respiratory adjustments in health and disease. Deep sea diving.

Level of Study: 200 Level