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Dynamics of Respiration

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Mechanics of Breathing

  1. Joseph R. Rodarte1,
  2. Kai Rehder2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030310

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Rodarte, J. R. and Rehder, K. 2011. Dynamics of Respiration. Comprehensive Physiology. 131–144.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Internal Medicine and of Physiology and Biophysics, Mayo Medical School and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

  2. 2

    Departments of Anesthesiology and of Physiology and Biophysics, Mayo Medical School and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Equation of Motion
    • 1.1
      Application of Equation of Motion to a Model
    • 1.2
      Determination of Resistance and Compliance
    • 1.3
      Inertance and Reactance
    • 1.4
      Impedance
    • 1.5
      Time Constant
    • 1.6
      Nonlinear Resistance and Hysteresis
    • 1.7
      Application of Equation of Motion to the Respiratory System
  • 2
    Applied Pressures
    • 2.1
      Relationship to Lung Volume
    • 2.2
      Tidal Breathing
  • 3
    Opposing Pressures
    • 3.1
      Flow Resistance
  • 4
    Maximal Expiratory Flow
    • 4.1
      Gas Compression and Measurement of Flow-Volume Curves
  • 5
    Dynamics of Breathing
    • 5.1
      Breathing at Rest and During Exercise
    • 5.2
      Factors Affecting Respiratory Dynamics