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Mathematical Models in Respiratory Mechanics

  • W. A. Zin
  • R. F. M. Gomes

Abstract

The respiratory system, as well as its pulmonary and chest wall components, is comprised of a multitude of elements. The undisputed necessity to interpret the meaning of measurable variables such as volume, airflow, and pressure under both physiological and pathological conditions has imposed the need for relatively simple models that should be able to describe as accurately as possible the mechanical behaviour of the system. The components of such models and their associated parameters should have reasonable physiological counterparts, naturally.

Keywords

Respiratory System Breathing Frequency Central Airway Electrical Representation Respiratory Impedance 
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  • W. A. Zin
  • R. F. M. Gomes

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