Tracheobronchial particle deposition and clearance. A study of the effects of cigarette smoking in monozygotic twins.

@article{Bohning1975TracheobronchialPD,
  title={Tracheobronchial particle deposition and clearance. A study of the effects of cigarette smoking in monozygotic twins.},
  author={Daryl E. Bohning and Roy E. Albert and Morton Lippmann and William M. Foster},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={1975},
  volume={30 9},
  pages={
          457-62
        }
}
Particle deposition and tracheobronchial clearance were measured in six pairs of male monozygotic twins, four of which were discordant for cigarette smoking. The fraction of an inhaled aerosol that deposited on the ciliated airways showed variations within twin pairs comparable with variations in repeated tests on a single subject, and significantly smaller (P less than .001) than among tests on different subjects. Variations that did occur were consistent with differences in forced expiratory… CONTINUE READING