Breathing pattern in newborns.


Newborn mammals have a high O2 consumption (per unit body weight), which implies a high ventilation. The choice between an increase in volume, frequency, or both is probably dictated by energetic factors, including the likelihood of chest distortion with large inspirations. Data on ventilatory pattern of unanesthetized newborns of eight mammalian species… (More)


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@article{Mortola1984BreathingPI, title={Breathing pattern in newborns.}, author={Jacopo P. Mortola}, journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology}, year={1984}, volume={56 6}, pages={1533-40} }