Recovery of rat alveolar macrophages by bronchoalveolar lavage under normal and activated conditions.

@article{Rehn1992RecoveryOR,
  title={Recovery of rat alveolar macrophages by bronchoalveolar lavage under normal and activated conditions.},
  author={Bernd Rehn and Joachim Bruch and T Zou and G Hobusch},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1992},
  volume={97},
  pages={11 - 16}
}
When rat (female Wistar) lungs were lavaged (bronchoalveolar lavage, BAL) six times with physiological saline, approximately the same number of alveolar macrophages (AM) were found in the first and second BAL, whereas in the third fourth, fifth, and sixth BAL, the number of AM decreased exponentially. Morphometric counting of the number of AM in… CONTINUE READING