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Hi, being a medico, i wanna know, surfactant reduces the surface tension of what in the alveolus ?

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Dr. Ronald Holzman
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below.

It prevents the walls of the alveoli from sticking together (resulting in atelectasis), when the baby exhales, therefore making it easier for the baby to breathe, and yield a better oxygen transport.

In brief: See below.

It prevents the walls of the alveoli from sticking together (resulting in atelectasis), when the baby exhales, therefore making it easier for the baby to breathe, and yield a better oxygen transport.
Thank
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Surfactant

The surface tension of the lining of the alveoli.
This then allows the lungs to open up easier and more fully and deliver oxygen easier and discard of the carbon dioxide easier.

In brief: Surfactant

The surface tension of the lining of the alveoli.
This then allows the lungs to open up easier and more fully and deliver oxygen easier and discard of the carbon dioxide easier.
Thank