Evidence of sequential opening and closing of lung units during inflation-deflation of excised rat lungs.

@article{Frazer1985EvidenceOS,
  title={Evidence of sequential opening and closing of lung units during inflation-deflation of excised rat lungs.},
  author={David G. Frazer and Kim S. C. Weber and Gunter N. Franz},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={277-88}
}
In this study we propose a descriptive model of the events occurring in an excised lung during an inflation-deflation cycle. The model was developed by observing changes in small pressure-volume loops superimposed on quasistatic pressure volume curves. It was found that the shape of the small loops during lung inflation was a function of the previous end-expiratory pressure. These experimental results could most easily be explained by a model of the lung in which individual lung units open… CONTINUE READING

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