Rôle of lipids in airway function.

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The lipid composition of airway secretion is described. Major differences in the literature may depend on methods. Bronchoalveolar lavage includes a major contribution of alveolar surfactant. Sputum may be contaminated by secretions from the upper airways and saliva, and shows great variations in total lipids and free fatty acids. Diseases affect its… (More)

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