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Respiratory Mechanics in Children

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Mechanics of Breathing

  1. A. Charles Bryan1,
  2. Mary Ellen B. Wohl2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030312

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Bryan, A. C. and Wohl, M. E. B. 2011. Respiratory Mechanics in Children. Comprehensive Physiology. 179–191.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Mechanical Properties of Chest Wall
    • 1.1
      Structural Changes in Rib Cage
    • 1.2
      Changes in Respiratory Muscles
    • 1.3
      Compliance of Chest Wall
    • 1.4
      Functional Residual Capacity
    • 1.5
      Ventilation
    • 1.6
      Cost of Rib Cage Distortion
    • 1.7
      Respiratory Muscle Fatigue
    • 1.8
      Pleural Pressure and Distortion
  • 2
    Mechanical Properties of the Lung
    • 2.1
      General Considerations
    • 2.2
      Elastic Properties of the Lung
    • 2.3
      Flow-Resistive Properties of the Lung
    • 2.4
      Influences of Sex, Race, and Genetic Factors on Lung Mechanics