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Static Behavior of the Respiratory System

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Mechanics of Breathing

  1. Emilio Agostoni1,
  2. Robert E. Hyatt2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030309

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Agostoni, E. and Hyatt, R. E. 2011. Static Behavior of the Respiratory System. Comprehensive Physiology. 113–130.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Istituto di Fisiologia Umana I, Università di Milano, Milano, Italy

  2. 2

    Mayo Medical School and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Lung Volumes
  • 2
    Volume-Pressure Relations of Respiratory System During Relaxation
    • 2.1
      Total Respiratory System
    • 2.2
      Chest Wall and Lung
    • 2.3
      Effects of Gravity and Posture
    • 2.4
      Changes Throughout Life Span
  • 3
    Volume-Pressure Relations of Respiratory System During Static Muscular Efforts
    • 3.1
      Alveolar Pressure
    • 3.2
      Abdominal and Thoracic Pressures
  • 4
    Factors Limiting Volume Extremes
    • 4.1
      Upper Volume Extreme
    • 4.2
      Lower Volume Extreme