dipalmitylphosphatidylcholine

dipalmitylphosphatidylcholine

principal constituent of the phospholipid surfactant in the lungs, the absence of which plays a large part in the development of the acidophilic hyaline membranes which characterize the pulmonary lesions in neonatal respiratory distress syndrome in foals and piglets. See neonatal maladjustment syndrome.
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