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Distributional Methods and Invasive and Noninvasive Gas Analysis in Asthma

  • R. Dal Negro
  • L. Allegra

Abstract

The prime function of respiration consists in maintaining alveolar and blood O2/CO2 partial pressures at their physiological levels. Under physiological conditions respiration allows an adequate amount of inspired air to contact and arterialize venous blood, thus meeting the body’s energy requirements.

Keywords

Peak Expiratory Flow Rate Distributional Method Alveolar Ventilation Peripheral Airway Lung Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Dal Negro
    • 1
  • L. Allegra
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Lung PathophysiologyGeneral HospitalBussolengo (VR)Italy
  2. 2.Institute of Respiratory Diseases, School of MedicineUniversity of MilanMilanoItaly

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