Morphologie der Alveolaroberfläche

Translated title of the contribution: Morphology of alveolar surface

E. R. Weibel, J. Gil

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The alveolar surface is made up of two structural layers: a) the epithelium which forms the tissue basis of the alveolar surface as a structure and b) an extracellular fluid film which forms the actual boundary layer between air and tissue. The morphological properties of these two layers are discussed. The epithelium has to form an extremely thin but uninterrupted cell layer; an explanation for the so-called non-nucleated plates is offered. The relationship between the extracellular lining layer and the surfactant system, as well as its connection with the alveolar epithelium are discussed.

Translated title of the contributionMorphology of alveolar surface
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)159-166
Number of pages8
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1971
Externally publishedYes


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