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Lung (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is a hardening of the lung?

What is a hardening of the lung?

It depends: I would assume that you are referring to fibrosis (pulmonary fibrosis) of the lung resulting from an accumulation of fibrous connective tissue. This may be the result of schleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis or environmental exposures. You would need need to see a pulmonologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How does the lung undevlope lungs?

How does the lung undevlope lungs?

Re-ask question: This question is not clear. Re-ask in a different format. ...Read more

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What is the lung capacity of a smoker like?

What is the lung capacity of a smoker like?

It's decreased.: It is reduced compared to that of a non-smoker due to lung disease. According to the CDC, smoking can stunt lung development in teens and can increase the risk of asthma, TB, emphysema and cancers. Smoking damages the elastic lining of air sacs and causes scarring which can restrict air flow in or out. ...Read more

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What will happen if you get stabbed in the lung?

What will happen if you get stabbed in the lung?

Lung stabbing: It could cause a pneumothorax, a hemothorax, effect other internal organs or lead to death. ...Read more

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What exactly is a nodule on the lung?

What exactly is a nodule on the lung?

It is mass of tissue: It is a mass of tissues on the xray and cat scan.60%of lung nodules are due to benighn and not cancerous conditions but any nodule need to be investigated and followed up. ...Read more

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Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Yes !!!: Lung cancer is curable when found early. There are two broad categories of lung cancer; small cell and non small cell. Adenocarcinoma is the most common form of non smal cell lung cancer. The prognosis of non small cell lung cancer is impacted more by the stage than it is by the cell type. Adenocarcinoma can be cured. In early stages, only surgery may be required. ...Read more

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What's the function of cartilage in the lung?

Support: The main functions are to provide airway support and maintain patency of the bronchial tree. This will minimize the chances of collapse. ...Read more

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What is the function of surfactant in the lung?

Prevent collapse: Surfactant keeps the alveoli open during the expiratory phase of breathing. It reduces the amount of work needed for breathing. ...Read more

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Are nodules found in the lung curable?

Are nodules found in the lung curable?

Curable? No: Lung nodules are very common, and over 95% are benign scars that require no "cure". They don't go away, and therefore are not "cured" but they are harmless. The 4-5% of lung nodules that are cancer require some form of treatment and many of these are curable. This depends upon thorough evaluation of the nodule, staging and treatment by experienced teams. ...Read more

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Is having pain in the lung typical of copd?

No: The lungs have no pain fibers and so don't send pain signals to the brain. The pleural surfaces lining the chest wall are exquisitely pain sensitive and cause the sharp pain we call pleurisy, but this is not typical of copd. Cough is the typical symptom of nerve irritation in the lungs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

What are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

Hilar mass: Hilar mass is usually due to swollen lymph glands in the chest cavity. There are several reasons for swollen glands such as infections, cancer and sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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Similarties of bronchiole and bronchus of the lung?

Cartilage: The term bronchus is generally reserved for describing large central airways lined by cartilage. A bronchiole is a microscopicl airway, without cartilage lining. ...Read more

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What causes fluid in the lung?

Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Why can't the lung regenerate?

Why can't the lung regenerate?

Lung: The only organs in the body that can regenerate are blood and skin. There are some organs parts of which can regenerate. Examples include lung, intestine ; liver. The cells lining the bronchi and the alveoli of lungs can regenerate. Alveoli are the tiny bubbles at the end of the bronchioles that participate in gas exchange. There are some organs such as brain and spinal cord which never regenerate. ...Read more

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Does age effect the lung capacity?

Does age effect the lung capacity?

Yes: After age 30, everyone's lung function declines a little every year. More so if you smoke or have other lung diseases. ...Read more

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Please what is the position of the lung?

Please what is the position of the lung?

Position?: The two lungs are situated in thoracic cavity bounded by the thoracic inlet in neck, and below by diaphragm. In the center is the mediastinum which contains the great vessels and the heart. The right lung is larger than left. The portion of the left lung in front of the heart is known as lingula or tongue, because it is shaped like a tongue. ...Read more

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Can you get shot in the lung and still survive?

Yes: Usually, yes... Depending on the injury, even if that lung collapses one can survive with one lung. Emergent medical/surgical care is needed. ...Read more

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Reasons for craving ice chips and fluid in the lung?

Pica: Pica, or the craving for ice chips can be associated with iron deficiency anemia. You should mention this to your doctor and have your iron levels checked. ...Read more

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What happens to the lung if it is grazed by a bullet?

Depends: It usually bleeds somewhat. Some times it may collapse and need to be re-expanded. Other times the bullet cauterizes the lung tissue and it stays inflated. There is commonly some associated blast injury (bruising) that has to be recovered from. ...Read more