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Nasal cycle in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6696679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
With the passive anterior rhinomanometry technique, it was shown that children aged 3 to 6 years did not have an alternating nasal cycle. However, during a 61/4-hour period, there was a quite regular pattern of fluctuations of the nasal resistance. Important fluctuations of the nasal resistance in the left and right nasal cavity are happening in the same sense; we could call it "solidary movements" or "solidary cycle." This means that the total nasal resistance in these children is not at all constant during the day. The mean duration of such a "cycle" is 57 minutes, and the mean amplitude is 16.0 mm H2O for the left and right nasal cavity and 6.5 mm H2O for the total nasal resistance.
Authors:
P B Van Cauwenberge; L Deleye
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of otolaryngology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960)     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0003-9977     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  1984 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-02     Completed Date:  1984-03-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376526     Medline TA:  Arch Otolaryngol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Factors
Airway Resistance
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Male
Manometry
Nose / physiology*
Pressure

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