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The Expiratory Flow Pattern and the Neuromuscular Control of Breathing in Cats

  • C. P. M. van der Grinten
  • C. K. van der Ent
  • N. E. L. Meessen
  • J. M. Bogaard
  • S. C. M. Luijendijk
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 450)

Abstract

During spontaneous breathing inspiratory muscle activity does not stop immediately at the start of expiration, but decays at a rate which can be influenced importantly by pulmonary receptors. 1 When the contribution of this decaying activity to the expiratory flow pattern is suppressed by a short end-inspiratory occlusion, the time constant of the respiratory system (τRS = RRS/ERS) can be estimated from the expiratory flow pattern using equation 1 and P(t) = 0.4

Keywords

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Peak Expiratory Flow Neuromuscular Control Decay Activity Residual Standard Deviation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. P. M. van der Grinten
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • C. K. van der Ent
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • N. E. L. Meessen
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • J. M. Bogaard
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. C. M. Luijendijk
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PulmonologyMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric PulmonologyWilhelmina Children’s HospitalUtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Pulmonary DiseasesUniversity Hospital DijkzigtRotterdamThe Netherlands

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