By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
Everyone is familiar with the basic functions of the lungs. They allow you to breathe, it's that simple. The primary structure is also well known, there are two of them - one on the right and one on the left. But the details of the...
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By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The lungs are the main organ of the lower respiratory tract and responsible for the exchange of oxygen, which is necessary for cellular processes, for carbon dioxide, a cellular waste product. This gas exchange is possible because of the thin membranes and air sacs that...
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By: Amelia Walker
The lungs are part of the respiratory system of the body. The main function of the respiratory system is for gaseous exchange. Together with the exchange of gases, it also has immune functions to clense the air of pathogenic particles and prevent its entrance into...
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By: Imonikhe Ahimie
The lung is the primary respiratory organ in all air breathing animals, which group includes most of the tetrapods, i.e. all vertebrates other than fishes, and a few fishes such as the Australian lung fish. The main job of the lung is to transfer...
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