Contributions of ventilation and perfusion inhomogeneities to the VA/Q distribution.

@article{Wilson1992ContributionsOV,
  title={Contributions of ventilation and perfusion inhomogeneities to the VA/Q distribution.},
  author={Theodore A. Wilson and Kenneth C. Beck},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={2298-304}
}
The anatomic distributions of ventilation (VA) and perfusion (Q) in prone and supine dogs have been described in the literature. These data also provide frequency distributions, i.e., the distribution of lung units as a function of VA or Q. A comprehensive distribution that encompasses these two distributions is described, and the properties of the comprehensive distribution that determine the width of the VA/Q distribution are identified. Using data on the VA and Q distributions taken from… CONTINUE READING