physiology: Calculate physiologic characteristics of awake and anesthetized adults, children and infants

A variety of formulae are provided for estimation of physiologic characteristics of infants, children, and adults. Calculations include: body surface area, ideal weight, airway dead-space, the alveolar gas equation, and GFR. Each formula is referenced to the original publication. Future functions will cover more material with a focus on anaesthesia, critical care and peri-operative medicine.

Version: 1.2.1
Depends: R (≥ 3.4)
Imports: Rcpp
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: childsds, dplyr, ggplot2, lintr, magrittr, rmarkdown, testthat, knitr, spelling, tidyr, utils
Published: 2018-11-28
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.physiology
Author: Jack O. Wasey ORCID iD [aut, cre, cph], Bill Denney ORCID iD [ctb]
Maintainer: Jack O. Wasey <jack at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: yes
Language: en-US
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: physiology results


Reference manual: physiology.pdf
Vignettes: Respiratory Physiology Climbing Mount Everest
Compare Ideal Weight Formulae
Effect of breathing circuit compliance and dead-space on neonatal ventilation


Package source: physiology_1.2.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): physiology_1.2.1.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): physiology_1.2.1.tgz, r-release (x86_64): physiology_1.2.1.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): physiology_1.2.1.tgz
Old sources: physiology archive


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