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Doctor insights on: Where Are The Lungs Situated In The Body

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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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Where are your lungs in your body located?

Where are your lungs in your body located?

Chest: In your chest cavity above your diaphram and below your collar bones. The lungs surround the heart in your chest. ...Read more

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What happens in the lungs when the body exhales?

What happens in the lungs when the body exhales?

Exhalation: blows out a volume of air. The lung tissue will become more compressed but does not collapse at all. When you do a chest xray, you're asked to inhale deeply. The reason being there is more capacity for the xray machine to image more of your lung tissue. One exhalation can be from 2 to 3 Liters, depending on your body habitus. ...Read more

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Does langerhands cell of the lungs have any effect on body temp.

Does langerhands cell of the lungs have any effect on body temp.

Langerhan: Langerhan cells are spread throughout the body and are part of our immune defense system. All inflammation from immune cells can cause heat, but it should not affect your body temperature unless you are very sick. ...Read more

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What amount has smoking damaged my lungs or body?

What amount has smoking damaged my lungs or body?

See your doctor: I cannot tell from your typing whether there is damage or not, and can't imagine how you would think someone could. People vary greatly in how much they smoke, the nicotine/tar content in what they are smoking, and how long they have smoked. They also have different genetic sensitivities to what kind and how much damage smoking does to lungs, mouth, throat, heart and blood vessels. ...Read more

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Can smoking herbs/dried flowers damage your lungs and body?

Can smoking herbs/dried flowers damage your lungs and body?

Yes: Inhaling any kind of smoke will be damaging to your lungs. They are meant to inhale fresh air, not smoke. I guess it depends on how often you do it, and how much you inhale, how much damage you will do. ...Read more

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How do cancerous cells spread from the lungs to the other parts of the body?

How do cancerous cells spread from the lungs to the other parts of the body?

Ways to spread: Hematologic and lymphatic spread- i.e. Through the blood and lymphatic organ. Also, can spread directly- with direct invasion to the adjacent organ. ...Read more

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Does chronic exercisce get the body to adapt and increase the number of alveoli in the lungs?

Does chronic exercisce get the body to adapt and increase the number of alveoli in the lungs?

No : You don't get more alveoli with exercise. But your heart gets in better shape, your muscles get stronger and more efficient at using energy. That's why exercise is so good for you. Keep it up! ...Read more

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Is it possible for the lungs to inflate/chest to expand, but for no or little air to get into the body?

Is it possible for the lungs to inflate/chest to expand, but for no or little air to get into the body?

By laws of nature...: No. If a person's lungs are inflated with air, or if his chest is inflated with air, then by the laws of physics and the laws of nature, he has air in his body. That's the definition of "air in the body". Of course, there may be research into the futuristic breathing of "liquid air" as some propose for deep sea diving or space travel, but that's another story. ...Read more