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Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Respiratory Muscles

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Mechanics of Breathing

  1. John T. Sharp1,
  2. Robert E. Hyatt2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030323

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Sharp, J. T. and Hyatt, R. E. 2011. Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Respiratory Muscles. Comprehensive Physiology. 389–414.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Loyola University of Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, and Section of Pulmonary Medicine, Hines Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois

  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
    Basic Concepts—Review of Muscle Mechanics
    • 1.1
      Muscle Fiber Types
    • 1.2
      Mechanics of Muscle
    • 1.3
      Electrical Properties of Skeletal Muscle
  • 2
    Individual Respiratory Muscles and Their Properties
    • 2.1
      General Considerations
    • 2.2
      Diaphragm
    • 2.3
      Intercostal Muscles
    • 2.4
      Sternocleidomastoid and Scalenus Muscles
    • 2.5
      Abdominal Muscles
    • 2.6
      Other Respiratory Muscles
  • 3
    Altered Respiratory Muscle Mechanical Properties in Disease
    • 3.1
      Obstructive Lung Disease
    • 3.2
      Diseases Characterized by Stiff Lungs
    • 3.3
      Neuromuscular Diseases
    • 3.4
      Severe Obesity