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Respiratory System in Microgravity

Handbook of Physiology, Environmental Physiology

  1. John B. West,
  2. Harold J. B. Guy,
  3. Ann R. Elliott,
  4. G. Kim Prisk

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp040130

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

West, J. B., Guy, H. J. B., Elliott, A. R. and Prisk, G. K. 2011. Respiratory System in Microgravity. Comprehensive Physiology. 675–689.

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Topographical Differences of Pulmonary Structure and Function
    • 1.1
      Normal Gravity
    • 1.2
      Effect of Short Periods of Microgravity
    • 1.3
      Effect of Sustained Microgravity
    • 1.4
      Nongravitational Inequality of Ventilation and Bloodflow
  • 2
    Mechanics of Lung and Chest Wall
    • 2.1
      Lung Volume and Chest Wall Configuration
    • 2.2
      Flow-volume Curves
  • 3
    Pulmonary Bloodflow and Blood Volume
  • 4
    Pulmonary Retention of Inhaled Aerosol
  • 5
    Nitrogen Washout for Extravehicular Activity
  • 6
    Spacecraft Atmosphere