Lung parenchyma

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Lung parenchyma is the portion of the lung involved in gas transfer - the alveoli, alveolar ducts and respiratory bronchioles. However, some authors include other structures and tissues within the definition.

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rID: 14497
System: Chest
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pulmonary parenchyma

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