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Document ID (ISN)33267
CIS number 80-667
ISSN - Serial title 0003-0805 - American Review of Respiratory Disease
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brain J.D., Valberg P.A.
Title State of the art - Deposition of aerosol in the respiratory tract.
Bibliographic information Dec. 1979, Vol.120, No.6, p.1325-1373. Illus. 254 ref.
Abstract This broad-ranging article covers: major classes of inhaled particles and their significance (including allergens, occupational dust, radioactive particles); mechanisms of sedimentation; characterisation of exposure to aerosol (including experimental measurement of aerosol size distribution, respirable mass sampling, measurement of mass, measurement of particle size); introducing particles into the lung (principles of generation, polydisperse aerosols, monodisperse aerosols, aspiration, intratracheal instillation); measuring deposition (estimating deposition from exposure, inspired vs. expired concentrations, radioactive tracer techniques, magnetic methods, dissection, morphological methods); factors influencing deposition (size distribution, hygroscopicity, electric charge, breathing pattern, mouth vs. nose breathing, species differences, disease); other factors (exercise, regional differences, gravity, age).
Descriptors (primary) inhalation; aerosols; respirable dust; lung deposition
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; test aerosol generation; mass concentration determination; particulate radiation; infectious diseases; particle dynamics; particle deposition; smoke; pulmonary ventilation; exposure evaluation; animal experiments; particle size determination; atmospheric pollution; aerosol therapy; radioactive tracers; radioautography; particle size distribution
Document type -
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases