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Descriptor English: Work of Breathing
Descriptor Spanish: Trabajo Respiratorio
Descriptor Portuguese: Trabalho Respiratório
Descriptor French: Travail respiratoire
Entry term(s): Breathing Work
Breathing Works
Tree number(s): E01.370.386.700.975
G09.772.965
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014939
Scope note: RESPIRATORY MUSCLE contraction during INHALATION. The work is accomplished in three phases: LUNG COMPLIANCE work, that required to expand the LUNGS against its elastic forces; tissue resistance work, that required to overcome the viscosity of the lung and chest wall structures; and AIRWAY RESISTANCE work, that required to overcome airway resistance during the movement of air into the lungs. Work of breathing does not refer to expiration, which is entirely a passive process caused by elastic recoil of the lung and chest cage. (Guyton, Textbook of Medical Physiology, 8th ed, p406)
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Respiration (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note: 72
History Note: 72(71)
DeCS ID: 27933
Unique ID: D014939
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Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Work of Breathing - Preferred
Concept UI M0023009
Scope note RESPIRATORY MUSCLE contraction during INHALATION. The work is accomplished in three phases: LUNG COMPLIANCE work, that required to expand the LUNGS against its elastic forces; tissue resistance work, that required to overcome the viscosity of the lung and chest wall structures; and AIRWAY RESISTANCE work, that required to overcome airway resistance during the movement of air into the lungs. Work of breathing does not refer to expiration, which is entirely a passive process caused by elastic recoil of the lung and chest cage. (Guyton, Textbook of Medical Physiology, 8th ed, p406)
Preferred term Work of Breathing
Entry term(s) Breathing Work
Breathing Works



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