Quantitative changes of lung tissue components during perinatal period in rats.

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Quantitative changes of lung tissue components (air spaces lined by PAS-positive and PAS-negative epithelium, blood vessels and interstitium) were investigated in developing rats from fetal day 18 through neonatal day 1. The volume of the left lung increased significantly from fetal day 18 through neonatal day 1. The percentage and volume of the air spaces… (More)

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