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alveolar gas

alveolar gas in Medicine

alveolar gas n.
Abbr. A,
The gas in the pulmonary alveoli and alveolar sacs, where the oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange with pulmonary capillary blood occurs. Also called alveolar air.

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