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Alveolar cells

Alveolar cell

cell of the air sac of the lung.


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Granuloma

... of what causes it. The Mycobacterium tuberculosis rods are engulfed by alveolar macrophages. This kills about 90% of the rods but the remaining ... and they aggregate to form the granuloma. A compact palisade, of many cells thick of macrophages around the focus of infection. They may then fuse ...

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by Katy_Bobbles
Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:40 pm
 
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Water's role in covering alveolar cells

I understand how it affects the lung compliance, but what is the purpose of having it there. Is it to moisten the air?

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by dakims
Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:25 am
 
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