Static mechanical properties of bronchi in normal excised human lungs.

@article{Prakash1978StaticMP,
  title={Static mechanical properties of bronchi in normal excised human lungs.},
  author={Udaya B. S. Prakash and Robert Hyatt},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology},
  year={1978},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={45-50}
}
Bronchographic studies were performed on 22 normal human lungs at transpulmonary pressures between 20 and 0 cmH2O. Pressure-diameter behavior of 322 bronchi was evaluated. In younger (less than 40 yr) subjects, the airways of males showed greater recoil than those of females. No difference between sexes was seen in older (greater than 40 yr) subjects. Bronchi less than 2.1 mm diam had a significant decrease in recoil with increasing age in males but not in females. Small bronchi had greater… CONTINUE READING

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