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Action of the Respiratory Muscles

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Mechanics of Breathing

  1. André de Troyer1,2,
  2. Stephen H. Loring3

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030326

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

de Troyer, A. and Loring, S. H. 2011. Action of the Respiratory Muscles. Comprehensive Physiology. 443–461.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  2. 2

    Chest Service, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium

  3. 3

    Department of Physiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Diaphragm
    • 1.1
      Functional Anatomy of the Diaphragm
    • 1.2
      Action of the Diaphragm
  • 2
    Consequences of Diaphragmatic Contraction
    • 2.1
      Diaphragm: Two Muscles
  • 3
    Muscles of The Rib Cage
    • 3.1
      Functional Anatomy of the Rib Cage
    • 3.2
      Intercostal Muscles
    • 3.3
      Accessory Muscles
    • 3.4
      Rib Cage Shape and Distortion
  • 4
    Abdominal Muscles
    • 4.1
      Functional Anatomy of Abdominal Muscles
    • 4.2
      Action of Abdominal Muscles