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yeah right there needs to be information on how it works
- Information on this may be found in the respiratory physiology article. Tyrol5 [Talk] 22:04, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
Surface area of alveoli
The area of a tennis court is 23.77m x 8.23m = 195.6271(m^2). This is obviously NOT "almost the same" as 75(m^2). Either the tennis court reference is wrong and should be removed or the given surface area is wrong.
Together, the lungs contain approximately 1500 miles (2,400 km) of airways and 300 to 500 million alveoli, having a total surface area of about 75 m2 in adults — roughly the same area as a tennis court
- You are correct per this reference - I've updated the entry to reflect this. -- MarcoTolo (talk) 23:44, 11 October 2008
- A normal lung usually weighs anywhere from 250 grams to 350 grams (0.55 lbs. to 0.77 lbs.). If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask me on my talk page. Tyrol5 [Talk] 22:02, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
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Major endocrine glands. (Male on the left, female on the right.) 1. Pineal gland 2. Pituitary gland 3. Thyroid gland 4. Thymus 5. Adrenal gland 6. Pancreas 7. Ovary 8. TestesThe endocrine system is a system of glands that involve the release of extracellular signaling molecules known as hormones. The endocrine system is instrumental in regulating metabolism, growth, development and puberty, and tissue function and also plays a part in determining mood. The field of study that deals with disorders of endocrine glands is endocrinology, a branch of the wider field of internal medicine. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 12:33, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
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the lead picture
left side vs. right right
I have merged the articles on left human lung and right human lung in order to improve the quality of the content on all three articles. Work to be done improving this article includes:
- Expanding physiology and anatomy
- There is still significant cross-over of information between lung and this article.
- Possibly merging all the lung stubs (lingula of lung, etc.) to this page.