Preface; Part I. Physiology: Section 1. Respiratory Physiology: 1. Lung volumes; 2. Respiratory compliance; 3. Ventilation, perfusion and dead space; 4. Alveolar gas equation and shunt; 5. Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction; 6. Oxy-haemoglobin dissociation curve; 7. Altitude physiology; Section 2. Cardiovascular Physiology: 8. Cardiac cycle; 9. Coronary circulation; 10. Pacemaker cells; 11. Valsalva manoeuvre; 12. Exercise physiology; Section 3. Physiology of the Central, Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous System: 13. Cerebral circulation; 14. CSF; 15. Blood brain barrier; 16. Action potentials; 17. Reflex arc; 18. Spinal cord; 19. Autonomic nervous system and adrenergic receptors; Section 4. Physiology of the Neuromuscular Junction: 20. Neuromuscular junction; 21. Muscle physiology; Section 5. Fluids and Renal Physiology: 22. Fluid balance; 23. Acid-base physiology; 24. Renal physiology; Section 6. Liver and Endocrine Physiology: 25. Glucose and metabolism; 26. Pituitary and endocrine function; 27. Thyroid gland; 28. Adrenals; 29. Starvation and stress response; 30. Liver and clotting; 31. Proteins and haemoglobin; Section 7. Immunology: 32. Immunology; Part II. Pharmacology: Section 8. Pharmacological Principles: 33. Pharmacokinetics; 34. Drug action and receptors; 35. Drug interactions; 36. Agonists and antagonists; 37. Isomers; Section 9. Intravenous Induction Agents: 38. Propofol and thiopentone; 39. Etomidate and ketamine; Section 10. Inhalational Anaesthetic Agents: 40. Inhalational agents; 41. MAC; 42. Nitrous oxide; Section 11. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Anticholinesterases: 43. Neuromuscular blocking agents; 44. Suxamethonium; 45. Anticholinesterases; Section 12. Local Anaesthetics: 46. Local anaesthetics; Section 13. Analgesic Agents: 47. Analgesic agents; Section 14. Drugs Acting on the Central Nervous System: 48. Anti-convulsant agents; 49. Benzodiazepines; Section 15. Drugs Acting on the Cardiovascular System: 50. Anti-hypertensive agents; 51. Anti-arrhythmic agents; 52. Inotropes; Section 16. Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems: 53. Drugs acting on the GI tract; 54. Anti-emetic agents; 55. Hypoglycaemic agents; Section 17. Antibiotics: 56. Antibiotics; Section 18. Anticoagulants: 57. Anticoagulants; Section 19. Statistics: 58. Statistical analysis; 59. Statistical data; Part III. Physics: Section 20. Units of Measurement: 60. SI units; Section 21. Biological Signals and their Measurement: 61. Biological signals; 62. Electrocardiogram; 63. Neuromuscular monitoring; Section 22. Gas Flow and its Measurement: 64. Gas laws; 65. Flow; 66. Measurement of gas volume and flow; Section 23. Gas Supply and Delivery: 67. Cylinders and gas supply; 68. Breathing systems; 69. Vaporisers; 70. Soda lime and carbon dioxide absorption; 71. Scavenging; Section 24. Measurement of Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Anaesthetic Agents: 72. Measurement of anaesthetic agents; 73. Oxygen measurement; 74. Pulse oximetry; 75. pH and carbon dioxide measurement; 76. Capnography; Section 25. Temperature and Humidification: 77. Heat loss; 78. Temperature and its measurement; 79. Humidification; Section 26. Pressure Measurement: 80. Pressure measurement; 81. Blood pressure measurement; 82. Resonance and damping; 83. Intracranial pressure measurement; 84. Cardiac output measurement; Section 27. Electricity: 85. Electricity; 86. Electrical safety; Section 28. Equipment: 87. Defibrillators; 88. Lasers and diathermy; 89. Ultrasound; Index.
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Rebecca A. Leslie is a Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia, Severn Deanery, Bristol, UK. Emily K. Johnson is a Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia, West Midlands Deanery, Birmingham, UK. Alexander P. L. Goodwin is Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK.
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