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Control of Breathing in Diseases of the Respiratory Tract and Lungs

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Control of Breathing

  1. A. S. Rebuck1,
  2. A. S. Slutsky2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030224

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Rebuck, A. S. and Slutsky, A. S. 2011. Control of Breathing in Diseases of the Respiratory Tract and Lungs. Comprehensive Physiology. 771–791.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Respiratory Division of the Department of Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Medicine and Research, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011


The sections in this article are:

  • 1
  • 2
    Resistive Loads and Airway Obstruction
    • 2.1
    • 2.2
      Disease States
    • 2.3
      Extrinsic Resistive Loading as a Model of Airway Obstruction
    • 2.4
      Effect of Administration of O2-Enriched Mixtures in Hypercapnic COPD Patients
    • 2.5
      Strength and Endurance of Respiratory Muscles
  • 3
    Elastic Loads and Lung Restriction
    • 3.1
    • 3.2
      Diseases of Increased Elastic Loading
    • 3.3
      Patterns of Breathing in Diseases of Elastic Loading
    • 3.4
      Lung Restriction With Hyperventilation
  • 4
    Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
  • 5
    Chest Wall Elastic Loading with Adequate Alveolar Ventilation
  • 6
    Lung and Chest Wall Restriction with Hypoventilation