Water's role in covering alveolar cells

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Water's role in covering alveolar cells

Post by dakims » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:25 am

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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Post by mith » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:03 am

gas exchange can only occur through a moist surface
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Post by dakims » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:05 am

can you expand on that please

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