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Tests of Mechanical Function

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Mechanics of Breathing

  1. N. R. Anthonisen

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030344

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Anthonisen, N. R. 2011. Tests of Mechanical Function. Comprehensive Physiology. 753–784.

Author Information

  1. Section of Respiratory Diseases, Department of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Lung Volumes
    • 1.1
      Vital Capacity
    • 1.2
      Functional Residual Capacity and Residual Volume
    • 1.3
      Determinants of Lung Volume
  • 2
    Static Recoil
    • 2.1
      Lung Recoil
    • 2.2
      Chest Wall Recoil
  • 3
    Resistance
    • 3.1
      Methods of Measurement
    • 3.2
      Determinants of Resistance
  • 4
    Forced Expiration
    • 4.1
      Measurement
    • 4.2
      Determinants of Forced Expiratory Flow
    • 4.3
      Other Tests
  • 5
    Distributional Tests
    • 5.1
      Frequency Dependence of Compliance and Resistance
    • 5.2
      Closing Volume