Principles of Laboratory Research on Respiratory Mechanics

  • W. A. Zin
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In treating a patient presenting respiratory functional impairment, the physician is left with the task of running tests to determine whether there is a mechanical component to the illness. At this point he must be qualified to extract the desired information from a given measurement. Although not difficult to accomplish, the precise interpretation of the results demands awareness of exact methodological and theoretical concepts.


Respiratory System Breathing Frequency Central Airway Pleural Pressure Nonlinear Viscoelastic Model 
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