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Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 112–113 | Cite as

Ultrastructural evidence for the innervation of human pulmonary alveoli

  • M. Sue Hertweck
  • Kuen-Shan Hung
Specialia

Summary

Electron Microscopic observations of the biopsied human pulmonary alveoli showed the occurrence of unmyelinated axons in the interstitium near the type I pneumocytes. These axons very likely have sensory functions.

Keywords

Electron Microscopic Microscopic Observation Electron Microscopic Observation Sensory Function Unmyelinated Axon 

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Sue Hertweck
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kuen-Shan Hung
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyDavid M. Brotman Memorial HospitalCulver CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansas CityUSA

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