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Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.


One-Lung Ventilation

Techniques for supplying artificial respiration to a single lung.

Year introduced: 2013


Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

A form of highly malignant lung cancer that is composed of small ovoid cells (SMALL CELL CARCINOMA).

Year introduced: 2009


Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

Lung damage that is caused by the adverse effects of PULMONARY VENTILATOR usage. The high frequency and tidal volumes produced by a mechanical ventilator can cause alveolar disruption and PULMONARY EDEMA.

Year introduced: 2009


Acute Lung Injury

A condition of lung damage that is characterized by bilateral pulmonary infiltrates (PULMONARY EDEMA) rich in NEUTROPHILS, and in the absence of clinical HEART FAILURE. This can represent a spectrum of pulmonary lesions, endothelial and epithelial, due to numerous factors (physical, chemical, or biological).

Year introduced: 2009


Lung Injury

Damage to any compartment of the lung caused by physical, chemical, or biological agents which characteristically elicit inflammatory reaction. These inflammatory reactions can either be acute and dominated by NEUTROPHILS, or chronic and dominated by LYMPHOCYTES and MACROPHAGES.

Year introduced: 2009


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.)

Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports research program related to diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and SLEEP WAKE DISORDERS. From 1948 until October 10, 1969, it was known as the National Heart Institute. From June 25, 1976, it was the National Heart and Lung Institute. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman's Health Initiative.

Year introduced: 2008


Lung, Hyperlucent

A lung with reduced markings on its chest radiograph and increased areas of transradiancy (hyperlucency). A hyperlucent lung is usually associated with pulmonary emphysema or PNEUMOTHORAX.

Year introduced: 1998


Carcinoma, Lewis Lung

A carcinoma discovered by Dr. Margaret R. Lewis of the Wistar Institute in 1951. This tumor originated spontaneously as a carcinoma of the lung of a C57BL mouse. The tumor does not appear to be grossly hemorrhagic and the majority of the tumor tissue is a semifirm homogeneous mass. (From Cancer Chemother Rep 2 1972 Nov;(3)1:325) It is also called 3LL and LLC and is used as a transplantable malignancy.

Year introduced: 1995


Lung Diseases, Interstitial

A diverse group of lung diseases that affect the lung parenchyma. They are characterized by an initial inflammation of PULMONARY ALVEOLI that extends to the interstitium and beyond leading to diffuse PULMONARY FIBROSIS. Interstitial lung diseases are classified by their etiology (known or unknown causes), and radiological-pathological features.

Year introduced: 1994


Heart-Lung Transplantation

The simultaneous, or near simultaneous, transference of heart and lungs from one human or animal to another.

Year introduced: 1990


Lung Transplantation

The transference of either one or both of the lungs from one human or animal to another.

Year introduced: 1990


Extravascular Lung Water

Water content outside of the lung vasculature. About 80% of a normal lung is made up of water, including intracellular, interstitial, and blood water. Failure to maintain the normal homeostatic fluid exchange between the vascular space and the interstitium of the lungs can result in PULMONARY EDEMA and flooding of the alveolar space.

Year introduced: 1990


Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation of Lung, Congenital

An abnormality in lung development that is characterized by a multicystic mass resulting from an adenomatous overgrowth of the terminal BRONCHIOLES with a consequent reduction of PULMONARY ALVEOLI. This anomaly is classified into three types by the cyst size.

Year introduced: 1990


Total Lung Capacity

The volume of air contained in the lungs at the end of a maximal inspiration. It is the equivalent to each of the following sums: VITAL CAPACITY plus RESIDUAL VOLUME; INSPIRATORY CAPACITY plus FUNCTIONAL RESIDUAL CAPACITY; TIDAL VOLUME plus INSPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME plus functional residual capacity; or tidal volume plus inspiratory reserve volume plus EXPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME plus residual volume.

Year introduced: 1991(1975)


Lung Volume Measurements

Measurement of the amount of air that the lungs may contain at various points in the respiratory cycle.

Year introduced: 1975


Lung Neoplasms

Tumors or cancer of the LUNG.


Lung Diseases, Parasitic

Infections of the lungs with parasites, most commonly by parasitic worms (HELMINTHS).


Lung Diseases, Obstructive

Any disorder marked by obstruction of conducting airways of the lung. AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION may be acute, chronic, intermittent, or persistent.

Year introduced: 1972(1971)


Lung Diseases, Fungal

Pulmonary diseases caused by fungal infections, usually through hematogenous spread.

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