Changes in Spirometric Parameters upon Local Heating of Forearm or Hand Skin

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid


Local heating of the forearm or hand moderately decreases the respiratory volume parameters without changing bronchoconstriction. At the same time, a significant increase in the maximal expiratory flow (MEF50 and MEF75) indicates a limited enhancement of expiration upon local heating. In contrast, local cooling limits the maximum inspiration without affecting expiration.

    loading  Loading Related Articles