Environmental lung disease and the interstitium Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lung Diseases
  • Pulmonary Alveoli

abstract

  • The purpose of this review is to describe the importance of the interstitium in lung disorders caused by the inhalation of foreign materials. To do so, we first describe the cellular and noncellular components of the normal interstitium. With this as a background, we then review the current concepts of those mechanisms by which inhaled agents may induce acute and chronic lung disease. Whenever possible, the data and concepts presented will be those established in humans.

publication date

  • December 1981

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 7028387

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 393

end page

  • 412

volume

  • 2

number

  • 3