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Extravascular Lung Water

"Extravascular Lung Water" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Water content outside of the lung vasculature. About 80% of a normal lung is made up of water, including intracellular, interstitial, and blood water. Failure to maintain the normal homeostatic fluid exchange between the vascular space and the interstitium of the lungs can result in PULMONARY EDEMA and flooding of the alveolar space.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Extravascular Lung Water" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Extravascular Lung Water" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 15 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2009
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