Thomas Timothy Crocker

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In support of predictions for inhaled particle deposition, morphometric measurements were taken on 20 replica airway casts of people aged 11 days to 21 years. Measurements of right upper lobe airway lengths, diameters, and branching angles were made such that a growth model suitable as input to predictive equations for particle deposition efficiency was(More)
Nasal, tracheal and bronchoalveolar injuries resulting from acute ozone exposure of rats were investigated by permeability changes. 99mTc-labeled diethylenetriaminepentaacetate (DPTA) and 125I-labeled bovine serum albumin (BSA) were selectively instilled into localized airway regions of anesthetized rats exposed to 0.8 ppm 03 or clean air for 2 h.(More)
Respiratory tract injury resulting from inhalation of mixtures of ozone (O3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and of O3 and formaldehyde (HCHO) was studied in Sprague-Dawley rats under exposure conditions of rest and exercise. Focal inflammatory injury induced in lung parenchyma by O3 exposure was measured morphometrically and HCHO injury to the nasal respiratory(More)
SUMMARY Ultrastructural alterations of columnar respiratory epithe lium were produced by certain polycyclic aromatic hydrocar bons in suckling rat trachea maintained in organ culture for 11 days. The potent carcinogens 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthra-cene (DMBA) and benzo(a)pyrene and the weakly carci nogenic compounds benz(a)anthracene and(More)