WHAT IS THE ROLE OF PULMONARY SURFACTANT - RESPIRATORY DISEASES

What is pulmonary surfactant and how does it work?



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Pulmonary surfactant is a liquid produced by the body that has the function of facilitating the exchange of respiratory gases in the lungs. Its action allows the pulmonary alveoli, which are small bags responsible for gas exchange, to be opened during breathing through a tension, which facilitates the entry of oxygen into the blood circulation