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Geometry and Dimensions of Alveolar Capillary Network

  • Ewald R. Weibel
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Abstract

The basic element of the systemic capillaries is, in the vast majority of instances, a rather long thin tube, which often is connected at either end with other capillaries. Thus there is built up a capillary network comprising more or less loose meshes. The pulmonary or alveolar capillaries, by contrast, form a dense network which is enclosed in the alveolar wall.

Keywords

Capillary Network Capillary Volume Lung Size Pulmonary Capillary Blood Alveolar Surface Area 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ewald R. Weibel
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  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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