Lung Anatomy

Lungs and their function and anatomy

Medical Illustrations of the Lung Anatomy

This medical illustration gallery relates to illustrations of the lungs, including the respiratory airways, the larynx, trachea, bronchi, and the lungs respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts, alveolar sacs, and alveoli. All these illustrations have been created in house by our experienced medical artist team and according to our customers exact project requirements.  They have been used across the board for health education, patient information and consent form purposes to publishing. We are a studio that specialises in the provision of medical illustrations, please contact us if you have any projects you want to discuss.

Lung Anatomy

The lungs main function is the process of gas exchange called respiration or breathing. During breathing the average total lung capacity of an adult human male is about 6 litres of air. During breathing oxygen from incoming air enters the blood and carbon dioxide a waste gas, from the process of metabolism, leaves the blood.

This process works as air travels in through the mouth and down to the bronchial tubes passing through the lungs, they divide into smaller air passages called bronchioles. The bronchioles end in tiny air sacs called alveoli. The alveoli are surrounded by a mesh of tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Here, oxygen from the inhaled air passes through the alveoli walls and into the blood.After absorbing oxygen, the blood leaves the lungs and is carried to the heart to be pumped around the body.

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