Chapter 80. Airway Mechanics in Asthma

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. David H. Eidelman and
  2. Charles G. Irvin

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch10

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Eidelman, D. H. and Irvin, C. G. (2000) Airway Mechanics in Asthma, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine Head, Clinical Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Department of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor of Immuno-Pharmacology, Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Youthampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923



  • asthma;
  • lung pathology;
  • tissue resistance;
  • pulmonary diseases;
  • airway conductance


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Airway Mechanics

  • Airway Narrowing

  • Parenchymal Function

  • Pulmonary Function Testing in Asthma

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References