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Pneumonia

  • By: Christine Curry
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The lungs are primarily responsible for gas exchange, removing carbon dioxide in exchange for oxygen. The lungs have significant surface area and risk coming into contact with a large number of pathogens that can cause infection. To appreciate the consequences of ...

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