Pulmonary distensibility and ventilatory function in smokers.


To define the increase in pulmonary distensibility preceding the development of emphysema, we studied 101 cigarette-smoking volunteers, 73 males and 28 females between the ages of 18 yr and 60 yr (mean 42 yr), who were not disabled. A single exponential function fitted to deflation static pressure-volume data gave the exponent K, an index of distensibility… (More)


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@article{Colebatch1985PulmonaryDA, title={Pulmonary distensibility and ventilatory function in smokers.}, author={H. J. H. Colebatch and Ian A Greaves and Chun Kit Ng}, journal={Bulletin europeen de physiopathologie respiratoire}, year={1985}, volume={21 5}, pages={439-47} }