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Alveoli: Tiny air sacs at the end of the bronchioles in the lungs.
Source: National Institute of Health
Alveoli: The alveoli are tiny hollow sacs in the lungs and are outcroppings of the bronchioles. Alveoli are responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood. Alveoli receive air mixed with oxygen from the outside through the organs of the respiratory system. Alveoli are wrapped by and interface with the capillaries from branches of the pulmonary artery and pulmonary vein to exchange gasses from the blood.
Conditions affecting the alveoli include infant respiratory distress syndrome, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, trauma, cancer, and infection.
Alveoli: Tiny sac-like air spaces in the lungs where transfer of carbon dioxide from blood into the lungs and oxygen from air into blood takes place. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Facts About Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM): NHLBI)
The following organs are closely related to the organ: Alveoli:
The following conditions are related to the organ: Alveoli:
These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Alveoli:
Condition count: 1 ; see list below.
Organ types: Lung (73)
Number: about 300 million alveoli
Organs: list of all organs
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