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Pathology of the Respiratory System

  • Jack R. HarkemaEmail author
  • James G. Wagner
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Abstract

In this chapter, we will provide an overview of (1) the structure and function of the respiratory system, highlighting similarities and differences between humans and laboratory animals; (2) toxicant-induced pathology of the upper and lower respiratory tract, with site-specific examples and discussion of key mechanisms underlying toxicologic pathology of the lung; and (3) common and ancillary methods of analysis in respiratory toxicologic pathology. Our aim is to provide the non-pathologist with the fundamentals of respiratory pathology caused by toxic chemical agents.

Key words

Tracheobronchial Alveoli Mucociliary Pulmonary Lung Nose Trachea Bronchioles Alveoli Airway epithelium Inhaled toxicants 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic InvestigationCollege of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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