The surfactans in the lungs prevent water droplets from blocking airways. High surface tension would tend to decrease the surface area of the lungs, thus making it harder to absorb air. The surface tension of pure water is about 70 mN/m. With lung surfactant, it can drop lower than 2 mN/m. The Mechanical Properties of the Surfactant are considered and investigated for the physiological effects generated during the process of respiration in the lung.

The mechanical properties of surfactant and the effects on the lung respiration / F.Albanesi; M.Mattina; G.Pallotti; P.Pettazzoni.. - In: JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS. - ISSN 1434-7229. - STAMPA. - 27:(2004), pp. 67-67. (Intervento presentato al convegno XXXI European Society for Artificial Organs tenutosi a Warsaw, Poland nel September 8-11, 2004.).

The mechanical properties of surfactant and the effects on the lung respiration.

ALBANESI, FRANCESCO;MATTINA, MARCO;PALLOTTI, GIOVANNI;PETTAZZONI, PAOLO
2004

Abstract

The surfactans in the lungs prevent water droplets from blocking airways. High surface tension would tend to decrease the surface area of the lungs, thus making it harder to absorb air. The surface tension of pure water is about 70 mN/m. With lung surfactant, it can drop lower than 2 mN/m. The Mechanical Properties of the Surfactant are considered and investigated for the physiological effects generated during the process of respiration in the lung.
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The mechanical properties of surfactant and the effects on the lung respiration / F.Albanesi; M.Mattina; G.Pallotti; P.Pettazzoni.. - In: JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS. - ISSN 1434-7229. - STAMPA. - 27:(2004), pp. 67-67. (Intervento presentato al convegno XXXI European Society for Artificial Organs tenutosi a Warsaw, Poland nel September 8-11, 2004.).
F.Albanesi; M.Mattina; G.Pallotti; P.Pettazzoni.
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