In vivo determination of surface tension in the horse trachea and in vitro model studies.

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We measured the surface tension in the trachea of the non-anaesthetised horse from the spreading behaviour of fluid drops, using videotracheoscopy. To do this, we placed small oil drops onto the tracheal wall with a thin Teflon tubing inserted into a videocolonoscope used in humans. Either 5 ml of saline (control) or 5 ml of bovine lipid extract surfactant… (More)

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@article{Hof1997InVD, title={In vivo determination of surface tension in the horse trachea and in vitro model studies.}, author={Vinzenz Im Hof and Peter Gehr and Valentina Gerber and M. M. Lee and St{\'e}phanie Sch{\"u}rch}, journal={Respiration physiology}, year={1997}, volume={109 1}, pages={81-93} }