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Article Type: Research Papers
J Biomech Eng. May 2010, 132(5): 051010.
Published Online: March 30, 2010
...Sudhaker Chhabra; Ajay K. Prasad The acinar region of the human lung comprises about 300 × 10 6 alveoli, which are responsible for gas exchange between the lung and the blood. As discussed in Part I ( Chhabra and Prasad, “Flow and Particle Dispersion in a Pulmonary Alveolus—Part I: Velocity...
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Article Type: Technical Papers
J Biomech Eng. October 2002, 124(5): 609–616.
Published Online: September 30, 2002
... period of time (usually ten seconds) and then exhaled. During this single-breath process, CO diffuses from the gas region of the alveolus to the RBC’s. The process is unsteady because the potential gradient (i.e., the CO concentration within the gas region) driving the diffusion varies (decays) in time...