Proposed nomenclature for quantifying subdivisions of the bronchial wall

A. Bai, D. H. Eidelman, J. C. Hogg, A. L. James, R. K. Lambert, M. S. Ludwig, J. Martin, D. M. McDonald, W. A. Mitzner, M. Okazawa, R. J. Pack, P. D. Pare, R. R. Schellenberg, H. A.W.M. Tiddens, E. M. Wagner, D. Yager

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There is increasing interest in the structural components of the airway wall because of the airway remodeling that is observed in conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and because of their contribution to changes in airway mechanics. This interest has stimulated several groups to make morphometric measurements on airway cross sections, and their results have been reported using a variety of nomenclature. We propose the adoption of a standard system of nomenclature that is based on accepted terms for subdivisions of the airway wall and has been agreed to by several groups working in this field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1011-1014
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of applied physiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • airway mechanics
  • airway remodeling
  • airway wall
  • asthma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)


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