The aging lung

@inproceedings{Lowery2013TheAL,
  title={The aging lung},
  author={Erin M Lowery and Aleah L. Brubaker and Erica A Kuhlmann and Elizabeth J. Kovacs},
  booktitle={Clinical interventions in aging},
  year={2013}
}
There are many age-associated changes in the respiratory and pulmonary immune system. These changes include decreases in the volume of the thoracic cavity, reduced lung volumes, and alterations in the muscles that aid respiration. Muscle function on a cellular level in the aging population is less efficient. The elderly population has less pulmonary reserve, and cough strength is decreased in the elderly population due to anatomic changes and muscle atrophy. Clearance of particles from the lung… CONTINUE READING
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