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Effect of growth and aging on the static mechanical lung properties.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  597637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Quasi-static expiratory pressure-volume curves were obtained in 119 healthy subjects 7 to 64 years old. Lung recoil pressures were measured at six fixed percentages of TLC between 100 percent and 50 percent. In children and adolescents lung recoil pressures increased with growth till about the age of fifteen and there were no differences between sexes. In adults less than 40 years old there was also no sex difference in lung recoil pressures, whereas in subjects more than 40 years old, females had lower recoil pressures than males at every level of TLC. Both in males and females, aging is associated with a marked decrease of lung recoil pressures. Smoking had no detectable effect on lung recoil in males. During growth the evolution of static compliance was closely related to height, whereas in adults this relationship was less evident particularly in males. There was no sex differences in specific compliance which tended to increase slightly with aging.
J C Yernault; D Baran; M Englert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin européen de physiopathologie respiratoire     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0395-3890     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Eur Physiopathol Respir     Publication Date:    1977 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-03-10     Completed Date:  1978-03-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605263     Medline TA:  Bull Eur Physiopathol Respir     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  777-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Lung Compliance*
Middle Aged
Sex Factors
Smoking / physiopathology

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