Questions tagged [lungs]

Questions pertaining to each of the pair of organs situated within the rib cage, consisting of elastic sacs with branching passages into which air is drawn, so that oxygen can pass into the blood and carbon dioxide be removed.

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Is "smokers lungs" a lie?

We've probably all seen photos of smokers' lungs compared to non-smokers lungs. For example: These images are commonly used in anti-smoking materials, at least in the US, and I've never had cause to ...
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Avoiding acute mountain sickness, high altitude pulmonary & cerebral edema

I have to fly to a town which is at high altitude. What precautions/drugs can I take to avoid acute mountain sickness or more life threatening accumulation of fluid in brain or lungs (high altitude ...
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Why recovered patients develop lung disease due Covid-19?

In this link we can see Now researchers in Hong Kong have said that recovered coronavirus patients ...
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