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NMR relaxation times (T1 and T2) and the water content (WC) of in vitro rat lungs were measured during the course of endotoxin lung injury in rats. Measurements of normal lungs, untreated endotoxin-injured lungs, and endotoxin-injured lungs treated with methylprednisolone (MPSL) were compared. The untreated endotoxin lungs showed prolongation of the fast(More)
Control mechanism of the respiratory muscle during forced expiration was analyzed. Respiratory flow. EMG of the intercostal muscle (IC), external oblique (EO) and internal oblique (IO) abdominal muscle were analyzed in eleven healthy volunteers. The pattern of EMG activity during forced expiration could be classified according to its shape i.e., taper- or(More)
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