Specific Airway Conductance

Description

In respiratory physiology, airway resistance is the resistance of the respiratory tract to airflow during inspiration and expiration. Airway resistance is markedly affected by changes in the diameter of the airways, therefore diseases affecting the respiratory tract can increase airway resistance. Airway Conductance is the mathematical inverse of airway resistance. Specific Airway Conductance also called volumic airway conductance. Similarly to specific airway resistance, specific airway conductance attempts to correct for differences in lung volume.

Related formulas

Variables

sGAWSpecific Airway Conductance (1/Pa)
GAWAirway Conductance (m3/Pa)
VThe lung volume at which Airway Conductance was measured (m3)