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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


Describe the lungs' blood supply

Dual blood supply from the pulmonary and the bronchial system