airway conductance


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conductance

 [kon-duk´tans]
ability to conduct or transmit, as electricity or other energy or material.
airway conductance in studies of respiration, an expression of the amount of air reaching the alveoli per unit of time per unit of pressure, the reciprocal of airway resistance.
social conductance interaction appropriate to one's environment, making use of manners, respect for personal space, eye contact, gestures, active listening, and self expression; a performance component of occupational therapy.

airway conductance (Gaw)

the instantaneous rate of gas flow in the airway per unit of pressure difference between the mouth, nose, or other airway opening and the alveoli. It is the reciprocal of airway resistance.

airway conductance

Abbreviation: GAW
The amount of airflow divided by the amount of pressure that produces it; a measure of the ability of the respiratory airways to maintain airflow.
See also: conductance
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Effects of brief graded exercise on specific airway conductance in normal subjects.
25], respectively) and specific airway conductance (sGaw) were measured using body plethysmograph (200 Autobox DL, 2130 spirometer, Sensormedics, USA) before and at different time intervals after drug administration (30, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 mins).
It is evident that patients with large lungs will have higher Gaw than patients with smaller lungs, and so to make a fair comparison to standard, the Gaw is divided by the VTG to produce specific airway conductance (SGaw), which is simply Gaw corrected for lung volume at FRC.