Geometric and Dimensional Model of the Respiratory Zone

  • Ewald R. Weibel


Physiologists repeateadly have made use of simple anatomic models of the respiratory elements of the lung in their functional analysis of gas exchange phenomena occurring at the alveolo-capillary level (Müller, 1945; Grün et al., 1956; Kreuzer, 1953; Thews, 1957; and others). While these models were mostly hypothetic and did not reflect the actual geometric and quantitative relations between the elements, it is now possible to propose a more “realistic” model on the basis of the morphometric studies presented in the preceding paragraphs.


Spheric Shell Transitory Zone Capillary Network Network Unit Surface Corrugation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ewald R. Weibel
    • 1
    • 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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