[Gender difference in the respiratory functions of the upper airway].

@article{Tatsumi2009GenderDI,
  title={[Gender difference in the respiratory functions of the upper airway].},
  author={Koichiro Tatsumi},
  journal={Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={16-24}
}
Gender differences could exist in the respiratory functions of the upper airway, especially when they relate to sleep and possibly sleep apnea. Particular attention should be given to factors related to upper airway patency, considering the gender difference of anesthesia. The pharyngeal airway is open during wakefulness but occludes during sleep implicating a neural component dependent upon state of vigilance, although anatomical upper airway narrowing in the genesis of airway occlusion during… CONTINUE READING