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Respiratory System

Handbook of Physiology, Aging

  1. David Sparrow1,
  2. Scott T. Weiss2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp110118

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Sparrow, D. and Weiss, S. T. 2011. Respiratory System. Comprehensive Physiology. 475–483.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Normative Aging Study, VA Outpatient Clinic, Boston, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Pulmonary Mechanics
    • 1.1
      Respiratory Muscles and Chest Wall
    • 1.2
      Lung Recoil
    • 1.3
      Lung Volumes
    • 1.4
      Flow Rates
  • 2
    Gas Exchange
  • 3
    Respiration
    • 3.1
      Respiratory Control
    • 3.2
      Respiratory Sensation
  • 4
    Exercise Capacity
  • 5
    Defense Mechanisms
  • 6
    Airway Responsiveness
  • 7
    Natural History of Disease