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Authors: Ella McLafferty | Carolyn Johnstone | Charles Hendry | Alistair Farley
Date: February 2013
Journal: Nursing Standard
Issue: Volume 27, Number 23
Keywords: Gaseous exchange, respiration, respiratory system and disorders
This article, which is the last in the life sciences series and the second of two articles on the respiratory system, describes gaseous exchange in the lungs, transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide, and internal and external respiration. The article concludes with a brief consideration of two conditions that affect gas exchange and transport: carbon monoxide poisoning and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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