Characterization of the dynamic behavior of lung surfactant and its components
Author(s)Morris, Jonathan Scott, 1973-
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Lung surfactant is essential to respiratory function. Surfactant dysfunction in adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is associated with an increase in the minimum surface tension achieved on compression which can result in alveolar collapse and decreased lung compliance. Knowledge of the interfacial characteristics of lung surfactant and its constituents is essential to an understanding of the biophysics of surfactant dysfunction ...
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 1998.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 135-138).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology