Chemicals & Human Health

Lung Toxicology Problem Set

Problem 2: Alveolar structure


Which of the following alveolar cell types clean particles deposited in the lungs?

A. macrophages
Lung tissue consists of several types of cells. Macrophages in the alveoli are scavenger cells that work to keep the lung free of "foreign" materials.
B. epithelium type I
C. epithelium type II
D. fibroblasts
E. capillaries

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The Biology Project
The University of Arizona
Tuesday, October 14, 1997
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