surfactant

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surfactant

[sər′fek·tənt]
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surfactant

A chemical wetting agent; added to water to improve its penetration into a material; often useful in reducing the amount of water required in removing a material from the surface on which it has been applied.
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In respiratory function, especially in the age of 2 to 4 months, plays a special role of pulmonary surfactant. Structural and functional impairments of the pulmonary surfactant lead to aggravation of hypoxia, which is the basis of many respiratory diseases in children and adults (Enhorning, 2008).
As a consequence to the cellular damage and the alveolar flooding, pulmonary surfactant is inactivated.
Napsin A is a pepsin-like aspartic proteinase and functions to mature pulmonary surfactant proteins.