base of lung

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base of lung

[TA]
the lower concave part of the lung that rests on the convexity of the diaphragm.
Synonym(s): basis pulmonis [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

base of lung

(bās lŭng)
The lower concave part of the lung that rests on the convexity of the diaphragm.
Synonym(s): basis pulmonis [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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(5,8) The gradient of negative pleural pressure increases from the lung base to the apex, so that alveoli at the lung apex in tall individuals are subject to significantly greater distending pressure than those at the base of the lung, and the vectors in theory, predispose to the development of apical subpleural blebs.
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The knife was driven four inches through the rib cage, through the base of the lung, and pierced his heart.
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Almost all of those with pneumonia will have a high temperature and pain across the shoulder blades or the base of the lungs. They usually feel 'terrible' and have a cough that brings up phlegm.
It also refreshes air throughout the lungs, in contrast with shallow breathing that refreshes air only at the base of the lungs. Thus, a yoga practioner, through pranayama, can at some stage control other physiological functions and finally control manifestations of prana even outside the body.
It also renews air throughout the lungs in contrast with shallow breathing which renews air only at the base of the lungs (1).
Pleural plaques cause scarring on the base of the lungs.
The technology involves a 64-slice CT scan from the apex to the base of the lungs. Patients will have to hold their breath for 20-30 seconds as contrast is injected and the images are acquired.
"In contrast to larger particles, which are trapped in the upper airways when inhaled, fine particles travel down to the alveoli (i.e., tiny air sacs at the base of the lungs) where they can affect the rest of the cardiovascular system by adversely impacting blood circulation.