Comparative features of Starling-lymphatic interaction at the pleural level in mammals.

@article{Miserocchi1984ComparativeFO,
  title={Comparative features of Starling-lymphatic interaction at the pleural level in mammals.},
  author={Giuseppe Andrea Miserocchi and Daniela Negrini and J P Mortola},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={1151-6}
}
Pleural liquid pressure was measured with saline-filled cannulas in rats, rabbits, cats, pups (4-5 days and 2 mo), small and large dogs, and pigs. On both the costal and mediastinal sides pleural liquid pressure at a level corresponding to the tricuspid valve decreased with increasing body mass; because this behavior was more marked on the mediastinal than on the costal side, a horizontal costomediastinal pleural liquid pressure gradient developed. No differences in liquid pressure were found… CONTINUE READING