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Blood Flow in the Lung

  • Y. C. Fung


We shall now apply the general principles discussed in the preceding chapters to one organ, the lung. The purpose is to illustrate, in one concrete example, the use of physical principles to an organ with a specific anatomy, histology, and mechanical properties to explain and predict the function of that organ in quantitative terms.


Pulmonary Artery Transit Time Pulmonary Vein Sheet Thickness Pulmonary Blood Flow 
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