interalveolar pores

interalveolar pores
pores of Kohn alveolar p's.

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  • Pores of Kohn — The Pores of Kohn are pores between adjacent alveoli, or interalveolar connections. They function as a means of collateral ventilation; that is, if the lung is partially deflated, ventilation can occur to some extent through these pores. The… …   Wikipedia

  • pore — 1. An opening, hole, perforation, or foramen. A p., meatus, or foramen. SEE ALSO: opening. 2. SYN: sweat p.. SEE ALSO: opening, meatus, foramen. [G. poros, passageway] alveolar pores openings in the …   Medical dictionary

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