Deposition and clearance of 2 micron particles in the tracheobronchial tree of normal subjects--smokers and nonsmokers.

@article{Lourenco1971DepositionAC,
  title={Deposition and clearance of 2 micron particles in the tracheobronchial tree of normal subjects--smokers and nonsmokers.},
  author={Ruy V. Lourenco and M F Klimek and C J Borowski},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1971},
  volume={50 7},
  pages={1411-20}
}
Deposition and clearance of inhaled particles of iron oxide labeled with (198)Au were studied in 19 normal subjects (10 nonsmokers and 9 smokers). For this purpose, monodisperse aerosols of particles with a 2 mu diameter were produced in a spinning disc atomizer. Thoracic counts and images with a scintillation camera were begun immediately after inhalation of the aerosol and continued for 6 hr. In all subjects, smokers and nonsmokers, the deposition of the particles was uniform throughout both… CONTINUE READING
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