Factors Affecting Particle Deposition In The Lung

Aerosols used by patients should reach the desired location in sufficient quantity to be effective, and hence it is important to consider the factors which influence the amount and distribution of retained aerosols. The physical characteristics of the aerosol cloud such as particle size, velocity, charge, density and hygroscopicity will affect its penetration and deposition. Deposition is also affected by physiological variables, including respiration rate, airway diameter, presence of excessive mucus and respiratory volume.

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