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Synonyms for alveolus

a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs

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a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth

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Neutral glycoproteins were detected in the follicular cells, pellucid zone, cortical alveoli and yolk globules of the six species studied due to the positive reaction to the PAS technique (Fig.
Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP) was first described in 1958 as a disease of the lung that consists of the filling of the alveoli by a PAS-positive proteinaceous material rich in lipid.
The early phase of this stage was named "early active" (3), during which the alveoli of both sexes are not completely filled.
The maturity of the lungs at birth, the growth of the alveoli and airways from infancy to young adulthood, as well as the rate of functional decline with ageing, determine the threshold at which a person can experience respiratory symptoms and disability.
Biopsies were also evaluated for acute hemorrhage within alveoli, which was regarded as a procedural artifact.
During the three first months following tooth loss, the bucco-lingual or palatal dimension of alveoli reduces by nearly 30%, and after 12 months it loses at least 50% of its original amplitude.
Alveoli were found to be 4-6 times enlarged in 7 cases and 8-10 times enlarged in 5 cases out of 19 (Table1).
Youssef, 38, explained more about his condition with a tweet saying, "When one gets pneumonia, pulmonary alveoli are filled with liquid substances which makes breathing painful and limits oxygen intake.
The velocity of the inspired flow decreases from what is characterized as bulk convective flow in the large airways to molecular diffusion in the alveoli.
In addition, water that comes into the lungs can wash away surfactant, a chemical that helps the alveoli expand.
Pneumonia Here, some of the tiny air sacs, alveoli, in the lungs become inflamed and filled with pus (dead white blood cells) and fluid.
The design utilises smaller compartments inside a larger tank to increase fuel capacity and storage, similar to the alveoli within the human lung.
Pneumonia is an acute respiratory infection that inflames the alveoli (air sacs) in the lungs through fluid or pus.