Soft palate and oronasal breathing in humans.


In 20 naive patients without respiratory impairment, we investigated the ability of the soft palate to direct airflow during breathing. Patients were connected to a spirometer, without noseclip. No instructions were given on the breathing route. During quiet respiration, 15 patients breathed solely through the nose, despite an open mouth. During forced… (More)


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@article{Rodenstein1984SoftPA, title={Soft palate and oronasal breathing in humans.}, author={Daniel O. Rodenstein and Dan Stanescu}, journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology}, year={1984}, volume={57 3}, pages={651-7} }