Pulmonary acinus: geometry and morphometry of the peripheral airway system in rat and rabbit.

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The geometry and morphometry of intraacinar airways in rat and rabbit lungs were studied from silicone rubber casts. Acini, defined as the complex of alveolated airways distal to the "terminal" bronchiole, were trimmed off the bronchial tree. In both species, the acinar volume followed a log-normal distribution over a range in size of one order of magnitude… (More)

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@article{Rodrguez1987PulmonaryAG, title={Pulmonary acinus: geometry and morphometry of the peripheral airway system in rat and rabbit.}, author={M. Rodr{\'i}guez and Stephanie Bur and A. Favre and E. R. Weibel}, journal={The American journal of anatomy}, year={1987}, volume={180 2}, pages={143-55} }