[Two new characteristic quantities for characterization of the bronchial state in vivo and of pharmacological effects. The discordant behaviour of the bronchial system (author's transl)].

@article{Barnikol1980TwoNC,
  title={[Two new characteristic quantities for characterization of the bronchial state in vivo and of pharmacological effects. The discordant behaviour of the bronchial system (author's transl)].},
  author={Wolfgang K. R. Barnikol and K Diether},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={1980},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={97-104}
}
The classical quantity to characterize the state of the human bronchial system is the airway resistance (Raw). We have developed a new method for measuring the anatomical dead space (VD) and we have shown that the bronchial system may be characterized by the anatomical VD as well. Both Raw and VD are taken as mean values. In systematic investigations with… CONTINUE READING