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Lung Recoil: Elastic and Rheological Properties

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Mechanics of Breathing

  1. Frederic G. Hoppin Jr.1,
  2. Joseph C. Stothert Jr.2,
  3. Ian A. Greaves3,
  4. Yih-Loong Lai4,
  5. Jacob Hildebrandt5

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030313

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Hoppin, F. G., Stothert, J. C., Greaves, I. A., Lai, Y.-L. and Hildebrandt, J. 2011. Lung Recoil: Elastic and Rheological Properties. Comprehensive Physiology. 195–215.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Memorial Hospital, Brown University, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

  2. 2

    St. Louis University Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri

  3. 3

    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

  4. 4

    University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

  5. 5

    Virginia Mason Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Historical Background
  • 2
    Pressure-Volume Relationships
    • 2.1
      Excised Lungs
    • 2.2
      Liquid Filling
    • 2.3
      Temperature
    • 2.4
      Quantification
  • 3
    Rheological Properties
    • 3.1
      Hysteresis, Stress Adaptation, and Creep
    • 3.2
      Structural Basis
    • 3.3
      Rheological Models
  • 4
    Force-Bearing Structures
    • 4.1
      Airways and Vasculature
    • 4.2
      Pleura and Interlobular Septa
    • 4.3
      Alveolar Septa
  • 5
    Connective Tissue
    • 5.1
      Components
    • 5.2
      Collagen-Elastin Interactions
  • 6
    Interfacial Tension
    • 6.1
      Air-Liquid Interface
    • 6.2
      Estimation of Interfacial Tension From Pressure-Volume Curves
    • 6.3
      Direct Estimation of Interfacial Tension in Situ
    • 6.4
      Cell Medium Interfacial Tension
  • 7
    Contractile Elements
    • 7.1
      Airways
    • 7.2
      Alveolar Duct
    • 7.3
      Septa
    • 7.4
      Functional Implications
  • 8
    Postmortem Changes
    • 8.1
      Lung Tissue
    • 8.2
      Lung Surface
    • 8.3
      Airways
  • 9
    Nonuniformities of Ventilation
    • 9.1
      Synchrony of Ventilation
    • 9.2
      Gas Dilution