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History of Respiratory Mechanics

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Mechanics of Breathing

  1. Arthur B. Otis

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030301

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Otis, A. B. 2011. History of Respiratory Mechanics. Comprehensive Physiology. 1–12.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Respiratory Mechanics from Ancient Times Through the Seventeenth Century
  • 2
    Respiratory Muscles and their Action
  • 3
    Lung Elasticity and Pleural Pressure
  • 4
    Pressure-Volume Relationships
  • 5
    Integrated View of Respiratory Mechanics
  • 6
    Instrumentation
  • 7
    Literature of Respiratory Mechanics
  • 8
    Conclusion