Distribution of ventilation in the turtle Pseudemys scripta.

@article{Spragg1980DistributionOV,
  title={Distribution of ventilation in the turtle Pseudemys scripta.},
  author={Roger G. Spragg and Ralph A. Ackerman and F. Norman White},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  year={1980},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={73-87}
}
Spontaneously ventilating turtles, Pseudemys scripta, were allowed to rebreathe 133Xe to equilibrium. Frequent gamma camera images were obtained and processed to allow regional evaluation of ventilation. The distribution of ventilation was markedly inhomogeneous, with washin to equilibrium most rapid in anterior lung compartments and slowest in posterior… CONTINUE READING