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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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How does the lung tissue of a smoker look in comparison to a healthy lung tissue?

How does the lung tissue of a smoker look in comparison to a healthy lung tissue?

Normal lung: Is pink, moist and bubbly. A smoked lung is black, rift with holes, non-pliant. ...Read more

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What does its mean when you are diagnosed with critical mass of viable lung tissue?

What does its mean when you are diagnosed with critical mass of viable lung tissue?

? COPD ?: Ghee i googled that and could not find anything. You have have take a sentence out of a paragraph that needs clarification. ...Read more

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Does surgery effect dead lung tissue?

Depends: Depending on situation surgery may be required to remove dead or devitalized lung tissue. ...Read more

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Can localised 2nd degree contact burns on ribcage (metal rod 20 second contact) damage underlying lung tissue?

Can localised 2nd degree contact burns on ribcage (metal rod 20 second contact) damage underlying lung tissue?

Highly unlikely: It depends on if there is any other trauma with the impact of the rod, but a 2nd degree burn itself should not cause any damage to the lung. A 2nd degree burn by definition is only a partial thickness injury to the skin only, so you should have no worries. ...Read more

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Can TB lympadentitis cause lung tissue scarring without having pulmonary tb?

Can TB lympadentitis cause lung tissue scarring without having pulmonary tb?

Depends: Tb settles in lung and nodes commonly. Depending on area and degree of scarring, nodes and lung( Ghon complexes) and pleura can be affected and scar and calcify over time. ...Read more

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A 5 y. O. Child with shortness of breath & clearing her thoat, X-ray showed high density lung tissue markings. What is it? Pls recommend a tratment.

A 5 y. O. Child with shortness of breath & clearing her thoat, X-ray showed high density lung tissue markings. What is it?  Pls recommend a tratment.

Several possibls: Without doing an exam and seeing the x-ray it leaves too much to speculate about.This could be a mild viral process or a true pneumonia. The primary ordering the x-ray has more data to work with and should provide the diagnosis and plan for treatment. ...Read more

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Bronchoscope Dr said No cancer this am so what could it be if Hiler mass & Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in lung?Tissue sent out after pathologist check

Bronchoscope Dr said No cancer this am so what could it be if Hiler mass & Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in lung?Tissue sent out after pathologist check

A few possibilities: Several things other than cancer can cause such abnormalities. Various infections and sarcoidosis come to mind. There's no way for a forum doctor to say anything more. The doctor(s) treating you or who did the bronchoscopy are the best to ask. ...Read more

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Are all ID's,Toxins,Pathogens in the brain tissue or lung tissue detectable through blood work if smoked or inhaled via nose and/or mouth?

Are all ID's,Toxins,Pathogens in the brain tissue or lung tissue detectable through blood work if smoked or inhaled via nose and/or mouth?

No, of course not: Modern doctors are good, but they're not THAT good. In reality, there are many potential infections or toxins that have yet to be studied and thus are unknown to modern medicine at this time. ...Read more

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What does scarred lungs look like?

What does scarred lungs look like?

There are: many forms of scarring of the lungs depending on its location, extent and cause. One example is on the Chest xray seen here where there is a large scar on the right mid-lung. ...Read more

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What does a 5-6cm mass in the lungs look like?

2 to 2.5 inches.: The word "mass" is typically used to describe a solid growth. One that is 6 cm would measure approximately 2 to 2.5 inches in size. The color, consistency and borders of the mass would be different depending upon the make up of the mass (infectious/inflammatory process versus benign tumor versus malignant tumor). ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more