Reticuloendothelial Excretion Via the Bronchial Tree
The importance of the alveolar phagocytes in the defense of the lung against infection and in the removal of inhaled harmful substances from the bronchial tree is generally accepted. The origin of the alveolar phagocytes is, however, still a matter of controversy. It is stated that they may be derived from the cells of the alveolar septa, the epithelial lining of the alveoli, the liver and spleen, and the monocytes of the blood (Cappell , Bertalanffy ).
KeywordsTrypan Blue Alveolar Macrophage Kupffer Cell Reticuloendothelial System Alveolar Wall
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