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Chapter 16 - Lungs of the Elder

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 July 2020

Kim A. Collins
Affiliation:
LifePoint Inc, South Carolina
Roger W. Byard
Affiliation:
University of Adelaide
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Aging of the respiratory system is a physiological process that occurs due to alterations within the lungs and tracheobronchial tree and structural changes of the thorax. This process is intensified not only by environmental factors including smoking but also by adverse environmental effects during childhood, parental asthma, and genetic factors.

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