Respiratory Diseases and Disorders
Respiratory System is the biological system that introduces respiratory gases to the interior and performs gas exchange. The respiratory tract has defense mechanisms that prevent most microorganisms and foreign objects from entering the lungs of a healthy person. Sometimes these defense mechanisms cannot resist invasion, and infection occurs. The person's defenses may be weakened, damaged, or the invading agent may be too strong for the person's body to resist.
This course is part of our Human Body series.
Includes a questions and answers section at the end of each lesson.
Designed for iBooks with full illustrations and diagrams included.
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System
- Physical Assessment of the Respiratory System
- Infectious Respiratory Diseases
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases
- Respiratory Disorders