Basic Lung Structure
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This chapter briefly reviews major elements of pulmonary anatomy and
histology. In particular, it describes the anatomy of lungs, airways, respiratory muscles and
nerves, and both vascular and lymphatic circulation. It reviews the histology of airways:
nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveolar ducts, alveolar sacs and
alveoli. The histology of the pleura and neuroreceptors is also briefly described.
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