Alveoli Anatomy Diagrams
Alveoli Anatomy Diagrams is a tiny air sac formed at the tip of the lungs’ smallest airways, the bronchioles. The main function of the alveoli is storage of air for a shorter period which permits absorption of oxygen into the blood. The gaseous exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide typically takes place in the alveoli.
The alveoli have a structure specialised for efficient gaseous exchange:
- They are surrounded by numerous capillaries.
- They are fluid lined enabling gases to dissolve.
- They have a large surface area in relation to volume.
- Walls are extremely thin.
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