Introduction to the Respiratory System
Introduction to the Respiratory System

Introduction to the Respiratory System

by Jeremy Brown, PhD, MRCP(UK), MBBS

Your lungs are the pair of spongy, pinkish-gray organs in your chest. When you inhale (breathe in), air enters your lungs, and oxygen from that air moves to your blood. Carbon dioxide simultaneously diffuses from the blood to the lungs and is subsequently exhaled—a process known as gas exchange. As this process is essential to life, the evaluation and treatment of lung pathology are vital to understand. Before diving into pathology, however, one must understand the basics: How does air move through the lungs and into the blood? How does the body know when to breathe? An understanding of lung anatomy, physical exam maneuvers, and the other evaluation tools at our disposal is important for narrowing the broad differential of diseases that may affect the lungs.

Course Details

  • Videos 29
  • Duration 3:36 h
  • Quiz questions 108
  • Concept Pages 23


Your Educators of course Introduction to the Respiratory System

 Jeremy Brown, PhD, MRCP(UK), MBBS

Jeremy Brown, PhD, MRCP(UK), MBBS

Professor Jeremy Brown is a Professor of Respiratory Infection at the University College of London (UCL) in England, UK.
He obtained his PhD in molecular microbiology from the University of London in 1999. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant at UCL, and Lead Teacher for respiratory medicine undergraduate teaching at the University College London Hospitals (UCLH).
Due to his achievements, he obtained a Welcome Advanced Research Fellowship for further scientific training at the University of Adelaide. He has also led internationally respected research programs in pneumonia prevention and antibiotic resistance.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Brown teaches courses on Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology.

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Everything explained thoroughly
By Sako u. on 24. November 2020 for Lung Examination: Fixed Airways Obstruction – Lung Disease

Everything was explained in detail ,but if there was a patient for physical exam it would have been so much better

Awesome tutorials
By nmanish a. on 23. November 2020 for Symptoms: Wheeze, Chest Pain and Cough – Lung Disease

Amazing explanation , nice voice , straight to the point, I like it very much

great lectures
By nmanish a. on 23. November 2020 for Symptoms: Dyspnea – Lung Disease

I read Davidson textbook , but this doctor explains everything better than how it is explained in Davidson . But I wish there were real images of patients in the lecture , and images of phlegm for example not only description .

Respiratory system
By Edna N. on 18. November 2020 for Introduction to the Respiratory System

Excellent able to differentiate between upper and lower respiratory system