Gross and Subgross Anatomy of Lungs, Pleura, Connective Tissue Septa, Distal Airways, and Structural Units

Janice L. Peake, Kent E Pinkerton

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10 Scopus citations

Abstract

In the lung, there is much anatomical diversity between species, which may affect how the animal responds to disease. To correlate animal studies to human disease, we need to understand what these differences are. These differences include the branching geometry of the airways, variations in breathing rate and depth, and the subgross architecture of the lungs. The purpose of this chapter is to examine the basic anatomical units of the lungs in a variety of mammalian species and discuss their functional significance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComparative Biology of the Normal Lung: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages21-31
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780124045774, 9780124047266
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 18 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alveolar duct
  • Distal airways
  • Interlobular pleura
  • Lung lobes
  • Respiratory bronchiole
  • Segmental pleura
  • Structural units

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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