Chapter 9. Thoracic Cage and Respiratory Muscles

  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.ch9

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) Thoracic Cage and Respiratory Muscles, in Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch9

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 function - physiology and measurement;
  • thoracic cage and respiratory muscles;
  • muscles acting on upper rib cage;
  • pulmonary energetics - work of breathing/physiological cost of breathing;
  • constraints on contraction of respiratory muscles;
  • respiratory muscles - impaired function

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ribs

  • Intercostal muscles

  • Muscles acting on the upper rib cage

  • Diaphragm

  • Abdominal muscles

  • Pulmonary energetics

  • Constraints on contraction of respiratory muscles

  • Impaired function of respiratory muscles

  • References

  • Further reading