The first lung transplant was done by the American surgeon James Hardy (1918-) in 1964.
- Lung, and Blood Institute, National Heart,
One of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., the NHLBI’s mission is to “provide leadership for a national research program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and blood and in transfusion medicine through support of innovative basic, clinical, and population-based and health education research.”
- Lung, collapsed
Failure of full expansion of a once fully expanded lung. Medically called atelectasis. The word comes from the Greek “a-” (without) “telos” (complete) + “rectasis” (expansion) = without complete expansion.
The lungs are a pair of breathing organs located with the chest which remove carbon dioxide from and bring oxygen to the blood. There is a right and left lung.
1. The crescent-shaped area at the base of a fingernail or toenail. 2. Any small crescent- or moon-shaped area or structure. Lunula is the diminuitive of the Latin luna, the moon. Also called the lunule.
1. The crescent-shaped area at the base of a fingernail or toenail. 2. Any small crescent- or moon-shaped area or structure. Borrowed from the French lunule, from the Latin lunula, the diminuitive of luna, the moon. Also called the lunula.