Talk:Human lung

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yeah right there needs to be information on how it works

year i don't think so —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:15, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Information on this may be found in the respiratory physiology article. Tyrol5 [Talk] 22:04, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Surface area of alveoli[edit]

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 (talk) 23:28, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

You are correct per this reference - I've updated the entry to reflect this. -- MarcoTolo (talk) 23:44, 11 October 2008


What is the average weight of this organ? -- (talk) 03:04, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

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.[1] 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 (talk) 12:33, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

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the lead picture[edit]

Why is it the color it is? Is it diseased, or stained on purpose? Either way I think it should be noted, at least briefly. (talk) 05:22, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

left side vs. right right[edit]

any idea? Jackzhp (talk) 01:33, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Proposed merge[edit]

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.

I hope this article's quality continues to improve in the future. Kindly, LT90001 (talk) 01:25, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

I have completed the merge. LT910001 (talk) 04:44, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Support for merge[edit]

Think this will be a very good move Iztwoz (talk) 12:58, 20 October 2013 (UTC) Good move — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rohitsv9 (talkcontribs) 02:37, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Development of human lung[edit]

Article is small in size and there is no need to be separated from the main article; this is needless fragmentation. It would be a benefit to readers to have this content on the same page, and would improve the overall quality of the article. Article could be re-expanded at a later date if needed. LT910001 (talk) 06:12, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Support – Other subjects seem to have included on their page a section on development so separate page seems a deviation. Iztwoz (talk) 07:01, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
    • No opposition - shall merge. Iztwoz (talk) 15:23, 16 April 2014 (UTC)