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Airways and alveoli 

Airways and alveoli
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Airways and alveoli
Author(s):

Peter D. Wagner

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.180102

May 30, 2013: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 22 October 2017

The lung is the organ of gas exchange, providing the means of transferring oxygen (O2) from the air to the blood by passive diffusion for subsequent distribution to the tissues, and of similarly removing metabolically produced carbon dioxide (CO2) from the blood, which is then exhaled to the atmosphere....

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