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The speed of pH compensation by the bicarbonate shift depends on the extent of the arterial partial pressure (PaCO2) change and can take hours. Artiﬁcially ventilated patients that have been hyperventilated may continue to hyperventilate after resuming spontaneous breathing because of this resetting of CSF pH by a compensatory decrease in CSF bicarbonate. Pathological states that directly lower the CSF bicarbonate concentration and pH can result in hyperventilation, for example following intracranial haemorrhage.
Pulmonary blood ﬂow also varies in a radial fashion, with greater ﬂow to central than peripheral lung regions in each horizontal slice. This results simply from the branching pattern of the pulmonary vasculature. 8 (4L/min alveolar ventilation, 5L/min pulmonary blood ﬂow). As already described, ventilation and perfusion are not uniform throughout the lung and within different · ratios from unventilated alveoli lung regions there is a spectrum of V·/Q · = ∞) and all ratios in between. (V·/Q· = 0) to unperfused alveoli (V·/Q The simplest way of understanding V·/Q· ratios is the Riley threecompartment model, which considers the lungs as only having three regions (Fig.
In expiration, when no air is ﬂowing, the balance between these forces determines the FRC. Recoil of the lung results from its inherent elasticity and surface tension (ST). ST, not inherent elasticity, accounts for most of the lung compliance. The ST of alveolar lining ﬂuid is lower than that of water and changes according to the size of the alveolus because of the presence of surfactant. Alveolar surfactant • Structure—composed of 90% lipids, mostly dipalmitoyl phosphatidyl choline, and 10% proteins.