Deep breath - Respiratory tissue

  • Odra Noel
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Deep breath - Respiratory tissue. Odra Noel. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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The lungs are made of lots of very small alveoli, spaces where air and blood exchange gases. A few alveolar macrophages lie waiting, ready to jump into action to destroy foreign bodies and infection at the very port of entry. Cellular level art, paint on silk, digitised.


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