Chest wall and respiratory system mechanics in cats: effects of flow and volume.

@article{Kochi1988ChestWA,
  title={Chest wall and respiratory system mechanics in cats: effects of flow and volume.},
  author={T Kochi and Shumpei Okubo and Walter Ara{\'u}jo Zin and Joseph Milic-Emili},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={2636-46}
}
The effects of inspiratory flow rate and inflation volume on the resistive properties of the chest wall were investigated in six anesthetized paralyzed cats by use of the technique of rapid airway occlusion during constant flow inflation. This allowed measurement of the intrinsic resistance (Rw,min) and overall dynamic inspiratory impedance (Rw,max), which includes the additional pressure losses due to time constant inequalities within the chest wall tissues and/or stress adaptation. These… CONTINUE READING