Age related increase in the intra-alveolar macrophage population of non-smokers

W A Wallace, M Gillooly, D Lamb

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Abstract

The alveolar macrophage population is higher in smokers than in non-smokers. An age related increase in the alveolar macrophage number in the lungs of non-smokers has been found, whether expressed per unit lung volume or per unit lung surface area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-9
Number of pages2
JournalThorax
Volume48
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1993

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aging
  • Cell Count
  • Cell Division
  • Humans
  • Macrophages, Alveolar
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Smoking

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