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Respiratory lung function - lung function unit

Assessment of spontaneous breathing pattern by whole body plethysmography

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Whole Body Plethysmography - Measuring Principle

  • During normal breathing, the box pressure signal due to tidal volume expansion is about 10 times larger than that resulting from alveolar gas decompression.
  • Thus, there is only minimal information available regarding the resistance of the conducting airways, but
  • tidal volume, respiratory rate, and timing can be reasonably estimated.
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Alveolar gas compression

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Dr. Ali Önder Yildirim    
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Dr. Tobias Stöger
Tel. +49 89 3187-3104 / 2400

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