Chapter 16. Distribution of Ventilation

  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.ch16

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) Distribution of Ventilation, in Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch16

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:

  • determinants of distribution of gas;
  • uneven contraction of respiratory muscles;
  • effects of cardiac systole;
  • assessment of distribution of ventilation;
  • procedures for nitrogen indices of gas mixing within the lungs;
  • nitrogen slope and closing volume in epidemiology;
  • multi-breath indices of gas mixing;
  • airspace diameter from aerosol recovery;
  • airspace diameter from aerosol

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Determinants of distribution of gas

  • Assessment of distribution of ventilation

  • Critical comment

  • References

  • Further reading