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Morphophysiologic bases for the predisposition of the bovine lung to bronchial pneumonia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7025003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The susceptibility of the bovine lung to pneumonia may be attributed to the following morphophysiologic features: 1. The large, rugose, nonciliated surface of the pharyngeal tonsil; retrograde drainage from the pharynx during inflammation; gravitational effects on the predominant ventral parts of the pulmonary lobes. 3. Limited compliance due to abundant interstitial connective tissue. 3. Relatively small lungs for the mass of the animal with low tidal volume and functional residual capacity; lower capacity for diffusion of oxygen across the air-blood barrier than in most mammals. 4. Sensitivity of the bovine respiratory tract to marked alterations in ambient environmental temperatures. 5. Normally high pulmonary arterial pressure.
R A Kainer; D A Will
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in clinical and biological research     Volume:  59B     ISSN:  0361-7742     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog. Clin. Biol. Res.     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-18     Completed Date:  1981-11-18     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605701     Medline TA:  Prog Clin Biol Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Bronchopneumonia / etiology,  veterinary*
Cattle / anatomy & histology*
Cattle Diseases / etiology*
Disease Susceptibility
Larynx / anatomy & histology
Lung / anatomy & histology
Mucous Membrane / ultrastructure
Palatine Tonsil / anatomy & histology
Pharynx / anatomy & histology
Pleura / anatomy & histology
Respiratory System / anatomy & histology*

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