Chapter 6. Dynamics of Subatmospheric Pressure in the Pulmonary Interstitial Fluid

  1. Ruth Porter and
  2. Maeve O'Connor
  1. Arthur C. Guyton,
  2. Aubrey E. Taylor,
  3. Robert E. Drake and
  4. James C. Parker

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470720202.ch6

Ciba Foundation Symposium 38 - Lung Liquids

Ciba Foundation Symposium 38 - Lung Liquids

How to Cite

Guyton, A. C., Taylor, A. E., Drake, R. E. and Parker, J. C. (1976) Dynamics of Subatmospheric Pressure in the Pulmonary Interstitial Fluid, in Ciba Foundation Symposium 38 - Lung Liquids (eds R. Porter and M. O'Connor), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470720202.ch6

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, Mississippi

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1976

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9789021940434

Online ISBN: 9780470720202

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Keywords:

  • pulmonary lymph;
  • alveoli;
  • subatmospheric pressure;
  • pulmonary interstitial fluid;
  • colloid osmotic pressure

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Reasons for Believing the Subatmospheric Pressure Concept

  • The Difficulty Many People Have in Understanding the Tissue Mechanics of Subatmospheric Pressure

  • A Possible Mechanism for Concentrating Pulmonary Lymph and its Significance for the Concept of a Subatmospheric Pressure in Interstitial Fluid

  • Possibility of a Very Low ‘Effective’ Pulmonary Capillary Filtration Coefficient

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • Acknowledgement

  • References

  • Discussion

  • References