Maximal static pressures in healthy children.

  title={Maximal static pressures in healthy children.},
  author={C J Gaultier and Raezelle Zinman},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  volume={51 1},
Maximal static pressures (Pmax) were measured at the mouth in 119 Caucasian school children aged 7-13 years. Lung volumes were determined by body plethysmography. Pressures were generated near RV, at FRC and near TLC. As in adults, inspiratory Pmax decreased with increasing lung volume, whereas expiratory Pmax increased. At all lung volumes expiratory and inspiratory Pmax increased with age and were greater in males than females. Net respiratory muscle force was derived from the product of… CONTINUE READING


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