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Descriptor English: Blood-Air Barrier
Descriptor Spanish: Barrera Alveolocapilar
Descriptor Portuguese: Barreira Alveolocapilar
Descriptor French: Barrière alvéolocapillaire
Entry term(s): Air Blood Barrier
Air-Blood Barrier
Air-Blood Barriers
Alveolocapillary Membrane
Alveolocapillary Membranes
Barrier, Air-Blood
Barrier, Blood-Air
Barriers, Air-Blood
Barriers, Blood-Air
Blood Air Barrier
Blood-Air Barriers
Membrane, Alveolocapillary
Membranes, Alveolocapillary
Tree number(s): A04.411.715.200
A07.020
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015824
Scope note: The barrier between capillary blood and alveolar air comprising the alveolar EPITHELIUM and capillary ENDOTHELIUM with their adherent BASEMENT MEMBRANE and EPITHELIAL CELL cytoplasm. PULMONARY GAS EXCHANGE occurs across this membrane.
Annotation: coord IM with endogenous substance /metab (IM) or exogenous substance /pharmacokin (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Capillaries (1969-1989)
Pulmonary Alveoli (1969-1989)
Public MeSH Note: 90
History Note: 90
Related: Capillary Permeability MeSH
Pulmonary Gas Exchange MeSH
DeCS ID: 24540
Unique ID: D015824
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1990/01/01
Date of Entry: 1989/09/06
Revision Date: 2018/06/30
Blood-Air Barrier - Preferred
Concept UI M0024242
Scope note The barrier between capillary blood and alveolar air comprising the alveolar EPITHELIUM and capillary ENDOTHELIUM with their adherent BASEMENT MEMBRANE and EPITHELIAL CELL cytoplasm. PULMONARY GAS EXCHANGE occurs across this membrane.
Preferred term Blood-Air Barrier
Entry term(s) Air Blood Barrier
Air-Blood Barrier
Air-Blood Barriers
Alveolocapillary Membrane
Alveolocapillary Membranes
Barrier, Air-Blood
Barrier, Blood-Air
Barriers, Air-Blood
Barriers, Blood-Air
Blood Air Barrier
Blood-Air Barriers
Membrane, Alveolocapillary
Membranes, Alveolocapillary



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