Chapter 18. Inter-Relations between Lung Ventilation and Perfusion (A/)

  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.ch18

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) Inter-Relations between Lung Ventilation and Perfusion (A/), in Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch18

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:

  • matching between ventilation and perfusion (A and );
  • multiple inert gas elimination technique;
  • intra-breath R index of A/ inequality;
  • derivation of the classical five-compartment model;
  • lobar A/ inequality;
  • isotope based indices of regional A/;
  • regional A/ relationships

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Multiple inert gas elimination technique

  • Intra-breath R index of A/ inequality

  • Derivation of the classical five-compartment model

  • Lobar A/ inequality

  • Isotope based indices of regional A/

  • Conclusions

  • References

  • Further reading