Lung elasticity and airway dynamics in Peruvian natives to high altitude.

@article{Brody1977LungEA,
  title={Lung elasticity and airway dynamics in Peruvian natives to high altitude.},
  author={Jerome S. Brody and Sukhamay Lahiri and M D Simpser and Etsuro K. Motoyama and Tomoko Velasquez},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology},
  year={1977},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={245-51}
}
To evaluate the role of genetic and environmental factors in the genesis of large lungs in high-altitude natives, we measured forced vital capacity (FVC), static lung pressure-volume characteristics and maximum expiratory flow-volume loops in 17- to 20-yr-old Peruvian natives to 3,850 m (highlanders) and 800 m (lowlanders). Forced vital capacity was 5.11 +/- 0.64 liters in highlanders, 116 +/- 11% of predicted; and 3.73 +/- 0.32 liters in lowlanders, 84 +/- 7% of predicted. Lung elastic recoil… CONTINUE READING