Peters, Michael
June 2004
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p33
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for "alveolitis" is presented. It refers to diseases wherein the walls of the alveoli, the tiny air sacs in the lungs, become inflamed and thick. It is noted that the disease lessens the efficiency of the transfer of gas from the lungs to the blood vessels. Causes of the condition include radiation of the lungs and bagassosis.


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