Development and Growth of the Lung

  title={Development and Growth of the Lung},
  author={Johannes C Schittny and Peter H. Burri},
The lung is designed to provide a large internal surface area in which the inspired air and capillary blood get in intimate contact to each other and thus allow for an efficient exchange of gases. This goal is achieved by a sequence of distinct but overlapping developmental processes (Fig. 5-1; Table 5-1). Organogenesis (embryonic stage) starts with a ventral outpouching of the foregut giving rise to the left and right lung buds. The following development of the airways and gas exchange… CONTINUE READING


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