Abstract

Surfactant is an interfacial material of respiratory conduits and its annexes. It modulates the surface tension and innate immune defense of the lung. The alveolar surface film stretches as the lung expands, raising the surface tension, then molecules are packed as the lung deflates, lowering the surface tension.

Keywords

Surfactant Convection Mold Influenza Adenosine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Thiriet
    • 1
  1. 1.Project-team INRIA-UPMC-CNRS REO Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, CNRS UMR 7598Université Pierre et Marie CurieParis Cedex 05France

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