Pulmonary Pathophysiology


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Pulmonary Pathophysiology
Pulmonary Pathophysiology
Bronchitis Bronchitis is an inflammation of the airways resulting in excessive mucus production in the bronchial tree. Bronchitis occurs when the inner walls of the bronchi become inflamed. It often follows a cold or other respiratory infection and happens in virtually all people, just as the common cold. When the bronchitis does not go away quickly but persists, then it is termed chronic bronchitis.
Emphysema Emphysema is a chronic disease in which air spaces beyond bronchioles are increased. The stiffness of the alveoli is decreased (st…
Citation
Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Pulmonary Pathophysiology, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export