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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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The morphology of the cortical alveoli is an important parameter in fish grouping (Belova, 2008).
The disease process leads to accumulation of the lipoproteinaceous substances in the alveoli which compromise the gaseous exchange in the lungs.
Alveolar tethering points are decreased so the alveoli and small airways are more likely to collapse during expiration.
Cryobiopsies Are Larger and Contain More Alveoli and Small Airways Than Conventional Biopsies
Based on the activity of biological processes and findings showing that immediate installation of an implant on alveoli does not modify nor stop the changes in cortical bone, (3, 4) one may understand that currently maintaining alveolar dimensions is considered a protocol during tooth extraction processes, facilitating the aesthetic and functional conditions for future prosthetic rehabilitation.
Among the 5 variables taken for histopathological examination, dilatation of alveoli was seen in all the cases confirming the diagnosis of emphysema.
First, the value for height (h) does not appreciably change because the flow through the tracheobronchial tree originates from the pressure gradient between the mouth and the alveoli.
However, compared to other avian influenza viruses, the attachment to epithelial cells by H7N9 in the bronchioles and alveoli of the lung was more abundant and the viruses attached to a broader range of cell types.