Chapter 25. Normal Lung Function from Childhood to Old Age

  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.ch25

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) Normal Lung Function from Childhood to Old Age, in Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch25

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:

  • normal variation in lung function;
  • childhood and adolescence - factors that influence development;
  • puberty and transition to adult lung function;
  • lung function in early adulthood;
  • cyclical variation in lung function;
  • differences in function between men and women;
  • effects of age on the lungs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Childhood and adolescence

  • Puberty and transition to adult lung function

  • Lung function in early adulthood

  • Variation in lung function between adults

  • Cyclical variation in lung function

  • Differences in function between men and women

  • Menstrual cycle and pregnancy

  • Effects of age on the lungs

  • Effects of age on responses to exercise

  • References

  • Further reading