A 28-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

what is the definition or description of: lung?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
Exchange CO2 for O2: Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the circulation for cellular use.
Answered on Apr 26, 2015
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
God's organ: The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with the blood. Breathing is the act of moving air into the lungs to perform this exc ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Surgical removal: We have two lungs - the left and right lungs. Each lung is divided into lobes. When we remove a lobe of a lung, this is called a lobectomy. The remo ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Several symptoms: Lung symptoms can be any symptom that is related to lungs, airways or breathing. This could include fast or shallow breathing, blue discoloration of l ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Lung thickening: Lung thickening = pleura or lining of lungs becomes thicker or has greater depth. May occur with some lung diseases.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month