Medical Definition of Alveolocapillary block

1. The presence of material that impairs the diffusion of gases between the air in the alveolar spaces and the blood in alveolar capillaries; block can be caused by oedema, cellular infiltration, fibrosis, or tumour, and results in undersaturation of peripheral arterial blood with oxygen. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alveolocapillary Block

alveolary
alveolate
alveolates
alveole
alveolectomy
alveoles
alveoli
alveoli pulmonis
alveoliform
alveolingual
alveolitis
alveolo-
alveolo-palatal
alveolobuccal groove
alveolobuccal sulcus
alveolocapillary block (current term)
alveolocapillary membrane
alveoloclasia
alveolodental
alveolodental canals
alveolodental ligament
alveolodental membrane
alveololingual
alveololingual groove
alveololingual sulcus
alveolonasal line

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