Expansion pattern of terminal air-spaces in the premature rabbit lung after tracheal deposition of surfactant

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The expansion pattern of the lungs of full-term and premature newborn rabbits was evaluated by direct observation of the lung surface during an inflation-deflation cycle, with particular reference to the effect of tracheal deposition of surfactant before the first breath. In non-treated premature fetuses, aeration of alveoli was initiated at an endotracheal… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00581356

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