Ain-Shams Journal of Anaesthesiology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 255--258

Components of respiratory function tests


Bahaa El-Din Ewees Hassan, Mai M Abdel-Aziz 
 Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, and Pain Management, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Mai M Abdel-Aziz
Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, and Pain Management, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11566
Egypt

The respiratory system is composed of the lungs, the conducting airways, the parts of the central nervous system concerned with the control of the muscles of respiration, and the chest wall [1]. The main functions of the respiratory system are to obtain oxygen from the external environment and supply it to the cells and to remove from the body the carbon dioxide produced by cellular metabolism [2]. Pulmonary function tests provide valuable clinical information. They are designed to identify and quantify defects in the respiratory system [3].


How to cite this article:
Hassan BDE, Abdel-Aziz MM. Components of respiratory function tests.Ain-Shams J Anaesthesiol 2014;7:255-258


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Hassan BDE, Abdel-Aziz MM. Components of respiratory function tests. Ain-Shams J Anaesthesiol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 May 24 ];7:255-258
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