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pulmonary development

Saturday 29 November 2003

See also : development

Developement stages

- Embyonic (26 days-6 weeks): development of major airways
- Pseudoglandular (6-16 weeks): development of airways to terminal bronchioles
- Acinar or canalicular (16-28 weeks): development of acinus and its vascularization
- Saccular (28-34 weeks): subduvision of saccules by secondary crests
- Alveolar (34-39 weeks): alveolar acquisition (alveolarization)


- Update in Pediatric Lung Disease 2009.

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