Flashcards in Lung Flash Cards - Anatomy Deck (4):
What lung are objects more commonly aspirated? Why?
The right lung because it diverges at a lesser angle
What are Clara cells?
Nonciliated columnar cells that detoxify many inhaled toxic agents
What cells line the alveoli? What is the job of each type of cell?
Type I epithelium - Thin and facilitate gas exchange; Type II - When Type I are lost, type II differentiate and restore integrity of alveoli