Lung Function In Health And Disease: Basic Concepts of Respiratory Physiology and Pathophysiology

Basic Lung Structure

Author(s): Camillo Peracchia

Pp: 35-46 (12)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608058280114010005

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This chapter briefly reviews major elements of pulmonary anatomy and histology. In particular, it describes the anatomy of lungs, airways, respiratory muscles and nerves, and both vascular and lymphatic circulation. It reviews the histology of airways: nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveolar ducts, alveolar sacs and alveoli. The histology of the pleura and neuroreceptors is also briefly described.

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