alveolar air


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al·ve·o·lar gas

(symbol subscript A),
the gas in the pulmonary alveoli, where O2-CO2 exchange with pulmonary capillary blood occurs.
Synonym(s): alveolar air
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al·ve·o·lar gas

(al-vē'ŏ-lăr gas)
Gas symbol subscript A; the gas in the pulmonary alveoli, where O2-CO2 exchange with pulmonary capillary blood occurs.
Synonym(s): alveolar air.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

alveolar air

Air in the alveoli. It is involved in the pulmonary exchange of gases between air and the blood. Its content is determined by sampling the last portion of a maximal expiration.
See also: air
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The subject therefore has to exhale the dead-space air into the environment and then the alveolar air into the bag [18].
Tartoni (1993), "Chloroform in Alveolar Air of Individuals Attending Indoor Swimming Pools," Archives of Environmental Health, 48(4):250-255.
The "single breath canister" (SBC) sampling method is based on direct exhalation of alveolar air into a 1-L volume stainless steel canister with an internally passivated surface.
Secretions in the airways can hasten alveolar air absorption and make the alveoli prone to compression caused by the diaphragmatic shift and surgical manipulation.
Alveolar air spaces fill with an exudative fluid, and inflammatory cells invade the alveolar septa.