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The energy of breathing in a nonlinear model of the human lung
A Lagrangian approach is used to perform an energy analysis on a nonlinear model of the human lung. Energy functions associated with the mechanics of breathing are obtained. Analytical expressions are derived for the work ...
Respiratory function: A systems approach
Metabolic production of CO2 varies according to task (exercise, speaking, etc.). The human body maintains homeostasis (i.e., a constant CO2 content in blood), by varying alveolar ventilation, V˙A. The regulatory mechanism ...