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Respiratory Physiology #2 Pulmonary Mechanics
 

Summary: Respiratory Physiology #2
Pulmonary Mechanics
Lung Volumes and Capacities
Determinants of Airway Resistance
Surfactant and Surface Tension
Myles Akabas
Comroe, Physiology of Respiration, 2nd Ed., p. 16
Fully
Inflated Lung
Airless Lung
trachea
The Lungs are Mostly Filled with Air
Chest X-Ray
Expiration Inspiration
Comroe, Physiology of Respiration, 2nd Ed., p. 96
Respiratory Muscles The Air Pump
What causes air to move into the lungs?
At rest:
Inspiration is driven by muscle contraction
Expiration is passive due to elastic recoil of the lung and chest wall

  

Source: Akabas, Myles - Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine