Fatigue pp 401-414 | Cite as

Respiratory Muscle Fatigue

  • D. K. McKenzie
  • F. Bellemare
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 384)


Ventilatory failure may accompany a variety of pulmonary and neuromuscular diseases. There has been much controversy about whether this failure is due to respiratory muscle fatigue at peripheral sites or a failure of drive at sites within the central nervous system. The chapter reviews this topic.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Respiratory Muscle Apply Physiology Elbow Flexor Inspiratory Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. K. McKenzie
    • 1
  • F. Bellemare
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Respiratory Medicine and Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital and Division of MedicineUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Département d’AnesthésieHôtel-Dieu de MontréalMontréalCanada

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