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Introduction: Lung

Description of Lung

Lung: One of a pair of organs in the chest that supplies the body with oxygen, and removes carbon dioxide from the body.
Source: National Institute of Health

Lung: either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Lung: either of the pair of organs occupying the lateral cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
Source: CRISP

Lung: Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Lung: Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
Source: MeSH 2007

Lung: Related Topics

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Lung as an Organ

Lung (organ): Pair of organs related to breathing and gas exchange...more »

Lung (organ): The lungs are the largest part of the respiratory system and have both "respiratory" and "non-respiratory"

The most important job that the lungs perform is to provide the body with oxygen and to remove carbon dioxide. This process is called gas... (Source: excerpt from COPD: What Goes Wrong?: NHLBI)

Our lungs are essential for breathing and for getting oxygen into the bloodstream and the cells of our body. During... (Source: excerpt from Lung Disease: NWHIC)

The lungs, a pair of sponge-like, cone-shaped organs, are part of the respiratory system... (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Lung Cancer: NCI)

Lung (organ): See Lung (organ information).

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Terms Similar to Lung:

  • pulmonary effect

Source - MeSH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Lung:

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Broader terms for Lung

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Lung can be used for:

Source: CRISP

The description of Lung may also be used for the following terms:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Lung

The following list attempts to classify Lung into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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