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Part 11. Disorders of the Respiratory System > Section 2. Diseases of the Respiratory System >
Chapter 264. Disorders of Ventilation
Definition and Physiology, Hypoventilation, Hypoventilation Syndromes, Hyperventilation, Acknowledgment, Further Readings.
In health the arterial level of carbon dioxide (Pa
) is maintained between 37 and 43 mmHg at sea level. All disorders of ventilation result in abnormal measurements of Pa
. This chapter reviews chronic ventilatory disorders that are reflected in abnormal Pa
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