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Alveoli definition, a little cavity, pit, or cell, as a cell of a honeycomb. See more.

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The-microanatomy of the alveolar duct system - NCBI
used to give a more complete account of the alveolar duct system, the basic ... of elastic and collagen, the spiral arrangement of alveoli and the special nature of ...
Growth of the alveoli and pulmonary arteries in childhood - Thorax
The bronchial tree is developed by the 16th week of intra-uterine life. 2. Alveoli, as commonly understood, develop after birth, increasing in number until the age  ...
Number of alveoli in the human lung - Journal of Applied Physiology
alveolar growth and multiplication. RECENT EVIDENCE suggests that the total number of alveoli in the human lung is fairly constantly 300 X lo6 (6, 7, 17),.
The Number of Alveoli in the Human Lung
Aug 8, 2003 The number of alveoli is a key structural determinant of lung archi- tecture. ... and unbiased estimation of alveolar number in the human lung.
How to make an alveolus - European Respiratory Journal
EDITORIAL. How to make an alveolus. E.

Suggested News Resources

Mother's smoking may influence child's lung function decades later
Lungs continue to grow for a few years after birth, the number of alveoli, or terminal lung sacs, increases and smoking exposure limits this growth, he said.
What every parent needs to know about secondary drowning
This causes the little alveoli in the lungs to absorb the water and swell, meaning the lungs can't process oxygen. Because the body is being starved of oxygen, a person essentially suffocates.
Aaaaaaah, Really? You Would Die If You Didn't Sigh
'I want to stare death in the eye'… how Christopher Hitchens, Susan Sontag
In How We Die, the American surgeon and writer Sherwin Nuland describes the physical effects of pneumonia: “The microscopic air sacs called alveoli swell and are destroyed by inflammation. As a result, proper exchange of gases is prevented, and blood ...
Neural circuits A circuit to sigh for
Sighs are frequently associated with states such as sadness or exhaustion; however, such long, deep breaths also happen spontaneously, potentially to allow collapsed alveoli to be reinflated.

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