Environmental Health Perspectives

Collagen Collagen is found in the alveolar structures in at least four different
molecular forms . ... An unusually repetitive primary structure of the collagen a -
chain plays a critical role in conferring a unique helical structure to the collagen ...

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Alveolar Structure and Function

Finally, the alveoli have evolved important immune func— tions vital to protecting
the host from a variety of inhaled pollutants and microorganisms. A clear
understanding of the importance of the structure and function of the alveolar
region of ...

Author: D. Keith Payne

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781615045044

Category: Medical

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In the distal regions of the human lung, one of the most challenging problems facing a large multicellular organism is solved-ensuring an adequate supply of oxygen for aerobic tissue metabolism while removing associated waste products. Conduits for both air and blood converge at the alveolar level to match ventilation with perfusion and thus assure the free diffusion of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Despite their thin walls and their intimate relationship to the pulmonary capillary bed, the alveolus must present a barrier function robust enough to resist alveolar flooding from the hydrostatic pressures generated by the weight of the lungs and the volume of blood in the pulmonary circuit. The strategic position of the alveolar region and its vast associated capillary network ensure its importance in the synthesis and degradation of a wide range of molecules. Finally, the alveoli have evolved important immune functions vital to protecting the host from a variety of inhaled pollutants and microorganisms. Understanding alveolar structure and function is essential not only to appreciate the elegance of the human lung in its pristine state but also to understand the perturbations that underlay many lung diseases.
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Pulmonary Structure and Function

between the two; furthermore, in disease the same functional disturbance may
result from different functional changes. For instance, the ... There has been fairly
general agreement that emphysema will be diagnosed on size of alveoli. I use a
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Author: A. V. S. de Reuck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470716793

Category: Science

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The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia, in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists and clinicians around the world.
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Research Awards Index

... and structure - function of PO1AM - 01431 - 20 0009 Rheumatic diseases -
Membrane peptide hormones SEE ALSO RESPIRATORY DISORDERS ,
PULMONARY ALVEOLAR structure of resting , stimulated , neoplastic
lymphocytes PO1AM ...

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Cell Structure and Function

Wilson ( 1894 ) stated in his own words that alveolar structure is not primary
characteristic of the protoplasm . It is of secondary origin , arising by the
appearance in the homogeneous ground substance of minute scattered bodies
which by ...

Author: A. T. Varute

Publisher: International Book Distributors

ISBN: UIUC:30112009874774

Category: Cell physiology

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Biomedical Index to PHS supported Research

... biochemical mechanisms of particle - induced lung disease ROIGM - 35361-04
Role of alveolar macrophages in lung ... structure - function analysis of
cytoplasmic gelsolin ( human ) ROTHL - 29246-08 Alveolar macrophage function
during ...

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Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics

The alveoli are the functional units of the lungs . TABLE 18-1 Morphologic
Changes in the Thorax and Lung with Age Morphological change Functional
significance Thorax a VC Alveolar Structure and Function Calcification of
bronchial and ...

Author: S. Timiras Paola

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: UOM:39015032089370

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Aging is an inevitable aspect of living. This book covers the aging process from a physiological viewpoint, examining all systems of the body and describing changes that occur with normal aging and in disease. Its primary focus is on humans, but some animal and in vitro research is included to explain mechanisms and theories of aging. Integrated aspects of aging (e.g., demography of aging) are considered, and preventive and interventive measures (pharmacology, diet, exercise) for ensuring healthful aging are discussed. The Second Edition of Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics considers many new approaches and methods for studying the aging process. New and updated information on molecular and cellular mechanisms, pathology, and aging-related diseases is provided to promote a better understanding of basic biological mechanisms. Theories, epidemiology, demographics, and comparative and differential aging are also presented.
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

The most prevalent cells of the lung parenchyma are the mesenchymal cells .
These play a major role in the maintenance of alveolar structure and function .
The mesenchymal cells lie in the interstitium between the endothelium and
epithelium ...

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Neonatal and Adult Respiratory Failure

The fibroblast of human alveolar structure : a differentiated cell with a major role
in lung structure and function ( pp 37 - 64 ) . In : Methods in Cell Biology , vol 21 .
( CC Harris et al . , eds . ) . Academic Press , New York , 1980 . 8 . BURRI PH .

Author: J. P. Gille

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ISBN: UOM:39015019400228

Category: Respiratory distress syndrome

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Monographs of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research no 2 1911

The divergent views as to the structure of protoplasm which have from time to
time predominated have been due , in ... In the case of metazoan cells it is in
those with little or no functional differentiation that the alveolar structure is best
marked .

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Physiological Basis of Geriatrics

The alveoli are the functional units of the lungs . Alveolar Structure and Function .
The major structural characteristic of the alveolus is the close proximity of the
capillary blood and the alveolar air , separated only by the capillary endothelium
 ...

Author: Paola S. Timiras

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015009885198

Category: Medical

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Textbook of Pulmonary Diseases

Classic tests of pulmonary function may be inadequate in the assessment of ILD .
First , it is not the role of such tests to be diagnostic . Tests of lung volume and DL
are a functional assessment of the alveolar structures . Fundamentally ...

Author: Gerald L. Baum

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: PSU:000024690065

Category: Lungs

Page: 1959

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Monographs on Medical and Allied Subjects

The divergent views as to the structure of protoplasm which have from time to
time predominated have been due , in ... In the case of metazoan cells it is in
those with little or no functional differentiation that the alveolar structure is best
marked .

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Monographs

The divergent views as to the structure of protoplasm which have from time to
time predominated have been due , in ... In the case of metazoan cells it is in
those with little or no functional differentiation that the alveolar structure is best
marked .

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Structure Function of the Body E Book

Alveoli are very effective in promoting the rapid and effective exchange of oxygen
and carbon dioxide between blood circulating through the lung capillaries and
alveolar air. Once again, structure and function are closely related.

Author: Gary A. Thibodeau

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323291675

Category: Medical

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Simple and straightforward, Thibodeau and Patton's Structure & Function of the Body, 14th Edition makes the difficult concepts of anatomy and physiology clear and easier to understand. Focusing on the normal structure and function of the human body and what the body does to maintain homeostasis, this introductory text provides more than 400 vibrantly detailed illustrations and a variety of interactive learning tools to help you establish an essential foundation for success in the care of the human body. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included.
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Structure function Histology

You should be thinking about the protective functions of the upper airways as you
study their structure and less about their ... Observe the histological
characteristics of bronchioles , respiratory bronchioles , alveolar ducts , and
alveoli .

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Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society

There is a refractive axial filament of alveolar structure , a likewise alveolar and
transversely striated protoplasmic ... Dr . H . Stauffacher has investigated the
structure , function , and development of the head - kidney in the trochosphere of
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