Lung Function In Health And Disease: Basic Concepts of Respiratory Physiology and Pathophysiology

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This reference presents basic concepts relevant to respiratory function in normal and diseased states.The volume stresses a quantitative approach to physical parameters used as indicators of normal ...
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Basic Lung Structure

Pp. 35-46 (12)

Camillo Peracchia


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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