Mechanical impedances of lungs and chest wall in the cat.

@article{Hantos1992MechanicalIO,
  title={Mechanical impedances of lungs and chest wall in the cat.},
  author={Zolt{\'a}n Hantos and Agnes Adamicza and E Govaerts and B. Dar{\'o}czy},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={427-33}
}
In nine anesthetized and paralyzed cats, the mechanical impedances of the total respiratory system (Zrs) and the lungs (ZL) were measured with small-volume pseudorandom forced oscillations between 0.2 and 20 Hz. ZL was measured after thoracotomy, and chest wall impedance (Zw) was calculated as Zw = Zrs-ZL. All impedances were determined by using input airflow [input impedance (Zi)] and output flow measured with a body box [transfer impedance (Zt)]. The differences between Zi and Zt were small… CONTINUE READING
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