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alveolus

(ălvē`ələs): see lungslungs,
elastic organs used for breathing in vertebrate animals, excluding most fish, which use gills, and a few amphibian species that respire through the skin. The word is sometimes applied to the respiratory apparatus of lower animals.
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alveolus

[al′vē·ə·ləs]
(anatomy)
A tiny air sac of the lung.
A tooth socket.
A sac of a compound gland.

alveolus

1. any small pit, cavity, or saclike dilation, such as a honeycomb cell
2. any of the sockets in which the roots of the teeth are embedded
3. any of the tiny air sacs in the lungs at the end of the bronchioles, through which oxygen is taken into the blood
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In Figure 1, it is observed that the alveoles have been markedly collapsed during inspiration in a preterm baby with a diagnosis of RDS in whom surfactant treatment was not administered compared to normal inspiration and expiration in a term baby.
Along the public street, LIN have installed an overhead 'light carpet' connecting Alveole 14 to the rest of the bunker.
Alveolar macrophage###None###A few alveoles rarely###Clustering in alveoli lumen###Macrophage cluster that fills alveolar
Une telle prise en charge evitera une deterioration des alveoles pulmonaires, dont le capital est fixe definitivement a l'age de trois ans.
During fermentation, the gas produced by the yeast accumulates in these micro cells and forms the cell structure of the crumb or alveoles.
Buhl had found hepatic lesions consisting of many alveoles that contained a gelatinous mass.