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Gas Exchange in Body Cavities

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Gas Exchange

  1. Stephen H. Loring,
  2. James P. Butler

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030415

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Loring, S. H. and Butler, J. P. 2011. Gas Exchange in Body Cavities. Comprehensive Physiology. 283–295.

Author Information

  1. 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
    Types of Gas Cavities
    • 1.1
      Open Nonventilated Cavities
    • 1.2
      Closed Rigid Cavities
    • 1.3
      Closed Collapsible Cavities
  • 2
    Theory
    • 2.1
      Homogeneity of Geometric Parameters
    • 2.2
      Steady-State and Spatially Uniform Gas Phase
    • 2.3
      Steady-State and Spatially Linear Tissue Phase
    • 2.4
      Convective Blood Transport
    • 2.5
      Unidirectional Tissue Transport
    • 2.6
      Perfusion Versus Diffusion Domination (Limitation)
  • 3
    Measurements of Gas Flux in Cavities
  • 4
    Composition of Gas in Cavities
  • 5
    Total Gas Pressure in Tissue
  • 6
    Nonsteady State
  • 7
    Exchange of O2 and CO2
  • 8
    Models of Gas Flux from Cavities — Perfusion Versus Diffusion Limitation
  • 9
    Multiple Inert Gases
  • 10
    Very Small Collapsible Cavities: Bubbles
  • 11
    Supersaturation and Bubble Growth
  • 12
    Summary