The role of the nose in health and in respiration has been greatly neglected by physicians. Ignorance of nasopulmonary activity persists despite more than a century of basic physiological research, clinical experience, and, more recently, availability of specialized equipment for nasorespiratory and nasopulmonary testing. This chapter will attempt to demonstrate that such neglect adversely affects patient welfare, including that of many patients seen outside ear, nose, and throat clinics.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Middle Turbinate Nasal Surgery Nasal Resistance Mouth Breathing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pat A. Barelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery (Ear, Nose and Throat)University of Missouri—Kansas City School of MedicineKansas CityUSA

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