- alters airway resistance because of the radial traction exerted on the airways by surrounding lung tissue.
- High lung volumes are associated with greater traction and decreased airway resistance. Patients with increased airway resistance (e.g., asthma) "learn" to breathe at higher lung volumes to offset the high airway resistance associated with their disease.
- Low lung volumes are associated with less traction and increased airway resistance, even to the point of airway collapse.
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