quiet lung

qui·et lung

the collapse of a lung during thoracic operations undertaken to facilitate surgical procedure through absence of lung movement.

qui·et lung

(kwī'ĕt lŭng)
The collapse of a lung during thoracic operations undertaken to facilitate a surgical procedure through the absence of lung movement.
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Meltzer and Auer conducted a series of experiments on dogs to investigate whether adequate respiratory function could be achieved with an open chest and an inflated, quiet lung (6).