ERIC Number: EJ298683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Effects of Aging on the Respiratory System.
Levitzky, Michael G.
Physiologist, v27 n2 p102-07 Apr 1984
Relates alterations in respiratory system functions occurring with aging to changes in respiratory system structure during the course of life. Main alterations noted include loss of alveolar elastic recoil, alteration in chest wall structure and decreased respiratory muscle strength, and loss of surface area and changes in pulmonary circulation. (JN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A