Pulmonary pressures

Pulmonary pressure cause movement of air in  and out of the lungs and they include

Pleural pressure: this is the pressure of fluid in the space between the lung pulmonary pleura and the chest wall or parietal pleura. This is the pleural cavity. It forms a light negative pressure

Alveolar pressure: this is the pressure of air inside the lung alveoli

Transpleural pressure: The difference between alveolar pressure and the pleural pressue is called the trasnpulmonary pressure.

Compliance of lung: This is the elasticity of the lungs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


    


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