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Title: Dynamic viscoelastic properties of the canine trachea
Authors: Bobbaers, Herman ×
Clément, J
van de Woestijne, K P #
Issue Date: Feb-1978
Series Title: Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology vol:44 issue:2 pages:137-43
Abstract: The dynamic elastance (E) and viscous resistance (R) of the canine intrathoracic trachea were determined by submitting excised tracheal segments to periodic variations of pressure at frequencies between 0.5 and 9 Hz, and by relating simultaneous transmural pressure and volume variations. Mean values of E and R are, respectively, 17.3 cmH2O.cm-1 and 0.16 cmH2O.cm-1.s, or, expressed in volume changes per cm length of the trachea, 53.5 cmH2O.ml-1 and 0.49 cmH2O.ml-1.s. E and R increase at higher longitudinal tension of the trachea and under the influence of acetylcholine.
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ISSN: 0161-7567
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
× corresponding author
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