air cells

air cells

1. Synonym(s): pulmonary alveolus
2. air-containing spaces in the skull.

air cells

(1) Alveoli of lung; alveoli pulmonis [NA6, NH3]; pulmonary alveoli. 
(2) Air spaces within the skull.

air cells

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1. Synonym(s): pulmonary alveoli.
2. Air-containing spaces in the skull.
References in classic literature ?
600,000,000 air cells in one pair of lungs, and 2,000 pores to a square inch of surface; so you see what quantities of air we must have, and what care we should take of our skin so all the little doors will open and shut right.
now school is dismissed, and I advise you to go and refresh your 600,000,000 air cells by a brisk run in the garden.
Ice has its grain as well as wood, and when a cake begins to rot or "comb," that is, assume the appearance of honeycomb, whatever may be its position, the air cells are at right angles with what was the water surface.
This condition was associated with a bone defect in the posterior ethmoid air cells, which appeared to be the origin of the CSF fistula (figure 2).
CT identified it as an expansile soft-tissue lesion that was occupying the roof of the nasal cavity with destruction of the cribriform plate and extension into the ethmoid air cells bilaterally.
Textron's ASCTec system uses a network of 10 strategically located air cells fitted between the upholstery and the foam in the seat cushion and back.
In some cases, the optic nerve was found to traverse the posterior air cells, which would render it particularly vulnerable to damage by infection, compression, or trauma in this part of the sinus.
Research has shown that the inflation/deflation cycle of the air cells must be controlled within specific time limits.
1) Air cells may be found extending from the mastoid, middle ear, and following tracts above and below the cochlea and into the petrous apex.
The mass indented the left cerebellar hemisphere posteriorly and extended laterally to the mastoid air cells (figure 1, B).
5) Finally, Maillard and Kountakis reported the case of a 2 1/2-year-old boy with desmoid fibromatosis that involved the left antrum and ethmoid air cells and eroded the orbital floor.
The MRI also detected evidence of bone destruction and tumor extension into the posterior fossa, jugular foramen, and mastoid air cells.