Chapter 11. Lung and Chest Wall Elasticity

  1. J. E. Cotes DM, DSc (Oxon), FRCP, FFOM, Dhc Visitor Reader in Respiratory Physiology External Scientific Staff of Medical Research Council Honorary Consultant in Clinical Respiratory Physiology1,
  2. D. J. Chinn BSc, PhD, MSc (Public Health) Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology2,† and
  3. M. R. Miller BSc, MD, FRCP Consultant Respiratory Physician3

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch11

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Cotes, J. E., Chinn, D. J. and Miller, M. R. (2006) Lung and Chest Wall Elasticity, in Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Department of Physiological Sciences, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  2. 2

    Centre for Primary and Community Care, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK

  3. 3

    University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

  1. Senior Research Fellow, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064939

Online ISBN: 9781444312829

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Keywords:

  • lung and chest wall elasticity;
  • lung surface tension;
  • closure of air-filled structures;
  • compliance of lungs and chest wall;
  • measurement of pleural and oesophageal pressure;
  • distensibility of conducting airways

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Functional anatomy

  • Elastic recoil

  • Lung surface tension

  • Patency of airways

  • Closure of air-filled structures

  • Compliance of the lungs

  • Compliance of the chest wall

  • Measurement techniques

  • Distensibility of conducting airways

  • Concluding remarks

  • References

  • Further reading