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What is surfactant in the lungs?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Critical

Surfactant keeps your lungs from collapsing, effectively defying the laws of surface physics to allow your air spaces to remain open and bring gas to and from your blood.

In brief: Critical

Surfactant keeps your lungs from collapsing, effectively defying the laws of surface physics to allow your air spaces to remain open and bring gas to and from your blood.
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