Organ: Alveoli

Alveoli: Tiny air sacs in the lungs where gas exchange occurs
Alveoli: Tiny sac-like air spaces in the lungs where transfer of carbon dioxide from blood into the lungs and oxygen from air into blood takes place. 1
Condition count: 1 ; see list below.
Organ types: Lung (73)
Number: about 300 million alveoli
Organs: all organs

Diseases list: The following list of medical conditions have 'Alveoli' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:


  • Emphysema ... alveoli

    1. excerpt from NHLBI, Facts About Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM): NHLBI

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