TITLE

alveolitis

AUTHOR(S)
Peters, Michael
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
43995339

 

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