Geometry and Dimensions of Airways of Conductive and Transitory Zones

  • Ewald R. Weibel


The airways of the conductive and transitory zone (cf. p. 9, Figs. 4 and 6) act as distributors of air among the 300 million alveoli of the respiratory zone. To serve this function they are organized into a tree-like system which extends from the trachea into the respiratory portion of the lung. It is the purpose of this chapter to study the pattern of organization of the airways, and to determine the dimensions of its elements.


Transitory Zone Diameter Class Peripheral Airway Conductive Airway Conjugate Element 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ewald R. Weibel
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    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of CytologyThe Rockefeller InstituteNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.The Cardiopulmonary Laboratory of The Chest ServiceBellevue HospitalNew YorkUSA

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