great alveolar cells

(redirected from type II pneumonocyte)

great al·ve·o·lar cells

cuboidal cells connected with the squamous pulmonary alveolar cells and having in their cytoplasm lamellated bodies (cytosomes) that represent the source of the surfactant that coats the alveoli.
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In vitro experiments showed that chenodeoxycholic acids could also disrupt cellular membranes in the alveoli, increasing cationic permeability and intracellular [Ca.sup.2+] concentration, leading to overloading of [Ca.sup.2+] in cells, and causing injury to type II pneumonocyte [13].
In low dose group, normal structure of fetal type II pneumonocyte was observed and microvillus outstanding cell surface fell off a little with clear cellular nuclear structure.