pulmonary alveoli


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alveolus

 [al-ve´o-lus] (pl. alve´oli) (L.)
a little hollow, as the socket of a tooth, a follicle of an acinous gland, or a pulmonary alveolus. adj., adj alve´olar.
dental alveoli the cavities or sockets of either jaw, in which the roots of the teeth are embedded.
pulmonary alveoli small outpouchings along the walls of the alveolar sacs and alveolar ducts; through them, gas exchange takes place between alveolar gas and pulmonary capillary blood.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pul·mo·nar·y al·ve·o·li

(pul'mŏ-nār-ē al-vē'ă-lī)
One of the thin-walled, saclike terminal dilations of the respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts, and alveolar sacs across which gas exchange occurs between alveolar air and the pulmonary capillaries.
Synonym(s): alveolus (1) [TA] , air cells (1) , air vesicles, alveoli pulmonis, bronchic cell.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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CHAOS is a rare abnormality with a poor prognosis and is caused by complete or nearcomplete obstruction of the fetal airway, leading to the trapping of lung fluids, hyperplasia of pulmonary alveoli, and tracheal dilatation.

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