Lung morphometry: A new generation of tools and experiments for organ, tissue, cell, and molecular biology

R. P. Bolender, D. M. Hyde, R. T. Dehoff

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Today all structural information of the lung can be quantified and interpreted in the three-dimensional space of real-world biology. Remarkable achievements in the theory and practice of biological stereology are creating a new generation of data suitable for constructing structural hierarchies. Such hierarchies serve to organize and link biological data, thereby providing a framework on which to build new information systems. In this review, we describe the new tools of quantitative morphology and show how they can be used to design new experiments for lung research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Issue number6 9-6
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes



  • cancer
  • cell culture
  • critical data
  • design-based methods
  • immunocytochemistry
  • in situ hybridization
  • lung
  • methodology
  • morphometry
  • organ culture
  • stereology
  • vascular injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Physiology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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