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What is surfactant?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Lung chemical

This is an essential substance that lines the airspaces in the lung, and by a minor biological miracle prevents the bigger ones from explanding and making the smaller ones deflate.
It may be given to premature babies who cannot make enough on their own.

In brief: Lung chemical

This is an essential substance that lines the airspaces in the lung, and by a minor biological miracle prevents the bigger ones from explanding and making the smaller ones deflate.
It may be given to premature babies who cannot make enough on their own.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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