Chapter 2

Basic Lung Structure

Camillo Peracchia


This chapter briefly reviews major elements of pulmonary anatomy and histology. In particular, it describes the anatomy of lungs, airways, respiratory muscles and nerves, and both vascular and lymphatic circulation. It reviews the histology of airways: nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveolar ducts, alveolar sacs and alveoli. The histology of the pleura and neuroreceptors is also briefly described.

Total Pages: 35-46 (12)

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