lower lung

lower lung

A functional division of the lungs which is based on differences in:
 
Physiology
Lower lungs receive most of the ventilation and perfusion and have a higher lymphatic flow; and

Pathology
Lower lungs are more often involved by fibrosing processes, including usual interstitial pneumonia, desquamative interstitial pneumonia and asbestosis.
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According to the article, vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased airway hyperresponsiveness, lower lung functions, and inferior asthma control.
Furthermore, passive smokers with in utero exposure to ETS had significantly lower lung function scores than passive smokers whose mothers quit smoking while pregnant.
Dullness to percussion, bronchial breath sounds, and egophony were elicited in the left lower lung zone.
Approximately one year later, suffering a GI bleed, the patient was referred for more x-rays that revealed a mass in the lower lung.
When participants were classified by median (midpoint) levels of serum methionine and B6, having above-median levels of both was associated with a lower lung cancer risk overall.
The study also identified several factors related to smoking cessation success, including older age, lower tobacco exposure, and lower lung function level.
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Low levels of vitamin D are linked to lower lung function and greater medication use in children with asthma, according to a study.
inflammation of the lower lung in smokers who have switched to Eclipse.
Our findings in the East End of London are that children living here have slightly lower lung function than what we'd expect from the national average," the BBC quoted Professor Grigg as saying.
In an experimental model using CPB in pigs, we were able to show that TP10 significantly reduced complement activation, which resulted in significantly lower lung water content, marked improvement of cardiac function, and less myocardial necrosis," Dr.
We hypothesized that environmental tobacco smoke in childhood may be one such early insult, associated with signs of early emphysema detectable on computed tomography (CT) scan in adulthood and perhaps lower lung function detectable by spirometry," Lovasi added.
Virazole is authorized in the United States and 22 other countries for aerosolized treatment of infants hospitalized with severe lower lung infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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