respiratory muscles

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respiratory muscles

Supporting Acute Respiratory Muscle Weakness

Dyspnoea and respiratory muscle training

Respiratory muscle function in breathlessness

Respiratory muscle activity and respiratory obstruction after abdominal surgery

Respiratory muscle assessment in motor neurone disease

Respiratory muscle function in the critically ill

Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training in Elderly Women on Respiratory Muscle Strength, Diaphragm Thickness and Mobility

Respiratory muscle weakness and normal ventilatory drive in dilative cardiomyopathy

Assessment of Peripheral and Respiratory Muscle Strength in ICU

Respiratory muscle strength and ventilatory failure in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Ventilatory assistance and respiratory muscle activity. 1: Interaction in healthy volunteers.

Vestibular system influences on respiratory muscle activity and cardiovascular functions

Respiratory failure due to muscle weakness in inflammatory myopathies: maintenance therapy with home mechanical ventilation

Muscle Weakness and Fatigue in a Woman With Recurrent Upper Respiratory and Urinary Tract Infections

Respiratory muscle weakness in a patient with quiescent Crohn's disease and pneumonia

Increased resistance to acute respiratory acidosis in isolated cardiac muscle following chronic hypoxia-induced hypertrophy

Prognostic value of respiratory muscle function in patients with congestive heart failure

Acute respiratory and metabolic acidosis induced by excessive muscle contraction during spinal evoked stimulation


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Muscles involved in breathing. The main respiratory muscles are the intercostals and diaphragm, but during exercise other muscles may contribute to ventilation. During inhalation, contractions of the scaleni and sternocleidomastoids assist the actions of the external intercostals and diaphragm, to increase the thoracic cavity and draw air into the lungs. During exhalation, contractions of the abdominal muscles combine with contractions of the internal intercostals to reduce the thoracic cavity and force air out of the lungs.

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