Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 7

Pulmonary Emphysema: An Inflammatory Lung Disease

Jai Prakash Muyal*

Department of Biotechnology, School of Biotechnology, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author:Jai Prakash Muyal, Department of Biotechnology, School of Biotechnology, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Received: June 01, 2021; Published: June 15, 2021

Introduction to the Human Lung

The lungs are the one of the chief organs of the respiratory system of mammals like in humans and many other animals. In humans, the lungs are situated in the thoracic cavity at the middle position of the chest are is resting on the diaphragm. As shown in figure 1, humans and other animals have two lungs, a right lung and a left lung on either side of the heart. It has been observed that the right lung is slightly bigger that the left lung, the reason is unknown. The tentative weight of lung is 1.3 kilograms and it is spongy and sticky in nature and texture. Each lung is enclosed within a  pleural sac, this sac contains a special fluid which is called as pleural fluid. This pleural fluid allows the inner and outer walls of the lung to slide over each other and hence reduces friction amid breathing time.


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Citation: Jai Prakash Muyal. “Pulmonary Emphysema: An Inflammatory Lung Disease ”. Acta Scientific Microbiology 4.7 (2021): 71-75.


Copyright: © 2021 Jai Prakash Muyal. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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