Physiology of the Airways

  • S. Damato


The lung’s total nonelastic resistance is the sum of the airways resistance to airflow (Raw) and the frictional resistance of the lung tissues to respiratory movements. The latter significantly contribute to total nonelastic pulmonary resistance in patients with interstitial lung diseases, but in normals their contribution approaches only 15% [50].


Lung Volume Forced Vital Capacity Functional Residual Capacity Total Lung Capacity Order Number 
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  • S. Damato
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  1. 1.Institute of Respiratory Diseases, School of MedicineUniversity of MilanMilanoItaly

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