Pulmonary alveolus

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Pulmonary alveolus
Alveolus diagram.svg
The alveoli
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Identifiers
Laitinalveolus pulmonis
CodeTH H3.05.02.0.00026
THH3.05.02.0.00026
Anatomical terminology

An alveolus (plural: alveoli, frae Laitin alveolus, "little cavity") is an anatomical structur that haes the form o a hollae cavity.[1] Foond in the buff parenchyma, the pulmonary alveoli are the terminal ends o the respiratory tree, which outcrop frae either alveolar sacs or alveolar ducts, which are baith steids o gas exchynge wi the bluid as well.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Weibel, E. R. (1963). Academic Press, ed. Morphometry of the human lung. p. 151. ISBN 3-540-03073-5. 
  2. Hansen, J. E.; Ampaya, E. P.; Bryant, G. H. and Navin, J. J. (1975). "The Branching Pattern of Airways and Air Spaces of a Single Human Terminal Bronchiole". Journal of Applied Physiology. 38 (6): 983–989. PMID 1141138.