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how big are human lungs

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: They take up the entire shape of the ribs.
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Lungs: There are variations between humans, but on average the right lung weighs about 625 grams and the left lung weighs about 567 grams (it is smaller beca ... Read More

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In terms of surface: area, they are as large as a whole tennis court.
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Dr. Donald Elton
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Airways: mucosa, muscle, and cartilage
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Anatomy & Physiology of the Respiratory System: The respiratory system is situated in the thorax, and is responsible for gaseous exchange between the circulatory system and the outside world. Air is ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on your size: The size of the lungs are dependant on the size of the person and there is no one size By the way what made you ask this question
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it is: Any tumor over 2-3cm is considered big. But size alone does not determine its seriousness, which is often based on biopsy findings, type of tumor and ... Read More
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Up to few centimeter: Lung granulomas are usually tiny and can only be observed in lung tissue under the microscope. In long standing cases of TB or other non infectious co ... Read More
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Dr. Gavin Graff
29 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Diaphram: The diaphram separates the abdomen from the chest with the lungs being above and the liver below.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Aspiration....: Aspiration is when something is inhaled into the airways. Symptoms of aspiration include shortness of breath, cough, etc. If a foreign body is inhaled ... Read More
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Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
ER EVALUATION: If you have had trouble swallowing =dysphagia. You may have aspirated the pill into the lungs. You need an ER evaluation. CXR and endoscopy to assess ... Read More
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