Pulmonary Surfactant

  • Fernando AlemannoEmail author


Pulmonary surfactant composition and Laplace’s formula are explained.


Pulmonary surfactant Laplace’s formula Surfactant composition Second order pneumocytes Dipalmitoyl-lecithin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anaesthesia and Intensive CareBrescia Clinical InstitutesBresciaItaly

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