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Respiratory physiology in pregnancy.
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PMID:  21277444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pregnancy induces marked changes in the respiratory and cardiovascular systems that are essential for meeting the increased metabolic demands of the mother and fetus. Important respiratory system changes occur in the upper airway, chest wall, static lung volumes, and ventilation and gas exchange. Marked cardiovascular changes also occur during pregnancy including increased plasma volume, increased cardiac output, and reduced vascular resistance. Knowledge of these physiologic adaptations is necessary for the clinician to distinguish the common "physiologic dyspnea" from disease states that occur during pregnancy.
Matthew J Hegewald; Robert O Crapo
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1557-8216     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Intermountain Medical Center, University of Utah, 5121 South Cottonwood Street, UT 84157, USA; Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Intermountain Medical Center, 5121 South Cottonwood Street, Murray, UT 84157, USA.
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