Deposition of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Agents in the Respiratory Tract


CONTENTS

1. Background

2. Respiratory Tract

2.1 Nose
2.2 Pharynx
2.3 Larynx
2.4 Trachea
2.5 Bronchi and Bronchioles
2.6 Gas Exchange Airways
2.7 The Lymphatic System

3. How Particles Deposit in the Respiratory Tract

3.1 Sedimentation
3.2 Impaction
3.3 Brownian Diffusion
3.4 Interception
3.5 Electrically Charged Particles

4. Retention and Removal of Deposited Particles

4.1 Upper Respiratory Tract
4.2 Tracheobronchial Region
4.3 Pulmonary Region

5. Gases and Vapors

6. Literature





Bobby R. Scott, Ph.D.
Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
P.O. Box 5890
Albuquerque, NM 87185
http://www.lrri.org
Send comments to bscott@lrri.org