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  Book lung - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A book lung is a rudimentary type of lung found in arachnids, such as scorpions and spiders, and in horseshoe crabs.
They are not evolutionarily related to mammalian lungs.
Their name describes their structure, as they are "folded" like a book.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Book_lung   (116 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Lung
The lungs of mammals have a spongy texture and are honeycombed with epithelium having a much larger surface area in total than the outer surface area of the lung itself.
The inner layer of the sac (visceral pleura) adheres tightly to the lungs and the outer layer (parietal pleura) is attached to the wall of the chest cavity.
The lungs attach to the heart and trachea through structures that are called the "roots of the lungs." The roots of the lungs are the bronchi, pulmonary vessels, bronchial vessels, lymphatic vessels, and nerves.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Lung   (3719 words)

  
 College Papers-Lung Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lung cancer is a huge problem because it is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women (Microsoft, “Lung Cancer”).
Small cell lung cancer is limited to a section of the chest known as the hemithorax and regional lymph nodes (World Book, “Lung Cancer”).
Treatment depends on the type of lung cancer, the size of the tumor, the location of the tumor, the stage of illness, the age of the patient, and the overall health of the patient (Microsoft, “Lung Cancer).
www.college-papers.org /free_essays/health/lung-cancermnn.html   (817 words)

  
 Book lung -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They are not ((biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms) evolutionarily related to (Any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk) mammalian lungs.
The unfolded "pages" (plates) of the book lung are filled with (Click link for more info and facts about hemolymph) hemolymph (the (Invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin) arthropod (The fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart) blood).
The unfolding maximizes the surface exposed to (A mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of) air, and thereby the chances of (A fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely) gas exchange with the environment.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bo/book_lung.htm   (174 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Book Lung
Book Lung, organ of respiration found in arachnids (Arachnid).
The book lung is a modified gill that consists of a series of parallel folds of the...
A book report is a factual account of a book’s contents.
encarta.msn.com /Book_Lung.html   (157 words)

  
 Dr. Schilling's Net Health Book - Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in women and men in North America.
This is why at the time of diagnosis of lung cancer 70% of patients have already metastases(31% regional and 39% distant metastases) (Ref. 1 and 2).
Because of this lung cancer is diagnosed too late, usually at the point when a chronic cough develops, which does not respond to any medication.
www.nethealthbook.com /cancer_lungcancer.html   (275 words)

  
 CBS Marketwatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The book also points out that people over 55 who have smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 or more years are those most at risk of getting lung cancer.
While lung cancer is the biggest killer in the cancer family, says the author, it is the easiest to prevent.
This book was written for those most likely to get lung cancer― 90 million present and former smokers in the United States and the 1.2 billion smokers in the rest of the world.
www.anvilpub.com /cbs_marketwatch.htm   (626 words)

  
 Re: How do spiders breathe?
In some spiders both pairs are book lungs, in a few both are tracheae, but in most cases the anterior pair are book lungs and the posterior pair are tracheae.
Book lungs consist of stacks of between 10 and 80 flattened hollow discs.
Since the spider's heart is continually pumping deoxygenated haemolymph through the book lungs, the concentration of oxygen in the air in the book lungs is always higher than in the haemolymph, and therefore oxygen will move from the air into the haemolymph down an oxygen gradient.
www.madsci.org /posts/archives/apr2000/955599067.Zo.r.html   (395 words)

  
 Non-small cell lung cancer, treatment, staging, radiation, chemotherapy, lung cancer overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For endobronchial lung tumors, the patient is injected with Photofrin.
Lung photodynamic therapy is recommended as a potentially curative treatment for microinvasive endobronchial cancer in patients who are not good candidates for or have refused surgery or radiation.
The Lung Cancer Newsletter is a detailed newsletter published at least three times per year of about 20-25 pages per issue devoted to recent developments in treatment and diagnosis of lung cancer.
www.lungcancerclaims.com /nonsmalllungcancer.htm   (2229 words)

  
 lungbook1
Lung cancer is basically a two step process, activation of growth oncogenes, and deactivation of recessive tumor suppressor genes.
Lung cancer usually develops in a single spot but if lymph nodes are involved, it may spread to other parts of the body.
Books like this are intended to provide a general overview, and you need to listen to your physician's advice regarding specific types of treatment, since statements in books and articles can be misinterpreted by patients unaware of subtle difference, for example, differences between non-small cell and small cell.
www.lungcancerclaims.com /lungbook1.htm   (15361 words)

  
 CNN.com - Health - Lung cancer ranks among deadliest, most neglected cancers - November 16, 2000
A spot on his lung was misdiagnosed as pneumonia, but later turned out to be a cancerous tumor.
The benefits of early screening are already one of the cornerstones of Lung Cancer Awareness Week, which began November 13 and was started by Cancer Care Inc., a nonprofit organization devoted to helping lung cancer patients and their families understand the disease.
Treatments for lung cancers have come long way: Radiation therapy can be more precisely focused to minimize damage to healthy lung tissue; and chemotherapy regimens are now available that have fewer side effects and are easier on the body.
www.cnn.com /2000/HEALTH/cancer/11/16/lung.cancer/index.html   (1316 words)

  
 Salticid Respiratory Structures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Each book lung can be viewed as a series of parallel plates or lamellae, each representing a flattened air sac that extends into a hemolymph chamber.
In this portion of the book lung the two walls of each lamella are not connected.
Figure 4.3 Transition area of book lung lamellae between fixed air-spaces with walls connected by struts (left), and expandable air spaces in which spacer pegs are attached to only one of the walls (right) (X2300).
www.users.qwest.net /%7Ephidippus/page4.htm   (468 words)

  
 AEGiS-BKREV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Lung
The book begins with an ove rview of pulmonary complications, stressing epidemiological approaches and intensive care.
The next part of the book describes the basic biology of HIV infection in the lung, giving the readers a sound foundation on which to understand the research that is being conducted.
This is a highly technical book intended for the practicing physician or researcher.
www.aegis.com /pubs/books/1999/BK990891.html   (521 words)

  
 MRB: Lung Cancer: Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Options
Book Description: Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the U.S., with over 170,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
Treatments for lung cancer can significantly impact quality of life, and the prognosis for some types and stages of lung cancer, using standard treatments, can be daunting.
Lung Cancer: Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Options Full Description Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the U.S., with over 170,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
www.medical-research-books.com /mrb-books-reviewed/0596500025.html   (1783 words)

  
 Dust, Book,library, lung Cancer,Heart Attack,Allergy
The main point is that, looking carefully to the mechanism of dust accumulation on the books and the way it transfer to our respiratory organs; makes the case of books dust special and needs new revision.
The books are not cleaned for economical reasons or lack of knowledge about hazards of books dust.
Depulvera the first automatic cleaning machine for books now is working in many major libraries in Italy and European countries, cleans up efficiently up to 12 books/min, a real solution to problem of books dust.
www.library-dust.com   (1221 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Lung Cancer: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment: Books: Walter J. Scott M.D.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the United States, claiming 157,000 lives annually, more than breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer combined.
This book helps the patient and family deal with the emotional issues of knowing that in most cases this deadly disease is caused by the deliberate act of smoking.
Dr.Scott's book is comprehensive and offers not only fact-based research and methods of diagnosis, but it also covers the highly emotive issues surrounding the possible causes of lung cancer, including the subject of 'smokers guilt'.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1886039437?v=glance   (1037 words)

  
 Science Project 2004
The lungs are positioned on either side of the heart and take up most of the chest cavity, from the collarbone to the diaphragm, though to make room for the heart the left lung is smaller than the right.
Lung diseases such as cancer are mainly caused by tobacco, which is thought to cause 8 out of every 10 cases.
When the lungs fail to work, there is cardiopulmonary resuscitation, an “emergency procedure used to treat victims of cardiac and respiratory arrest.” Quote from Encyclopedia dot com.
www.selah.k12.wa.us /SOAR/SciProj2004/KaylynF.html   (1647 words)

  
 Side Effects Quit Smoking :: New Pricing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Men who smoke increase their risk of death from lung cancer by more than 22 times and from bronchitis and emphysema by nearly 10 times.
Women who smoke increase their risk of dying from lung cancer by nearly 12 times and the risk of dying from bronchitis and emphysema by more than 10 times.
Lung cancer is the largest single cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. (28% of all cancer deaths.)
www.stop-smoking-forever.com /Side-Effects-Quit-Smoking-mn.html   (469 words)

  
 Do Spiders Breathe?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There are two sorts of lungs neither of which is like a human lung.
A book lung has a stack of soft plates called lamellae.
Air seems to pass in and out of the book lung or the tracheae in a passive manner.
www.htcwebs.com /do_spiders_breathe.html   (94 words)

  
 CHEST: Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases - Book Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All chapters are replete with cutting-edge molecular and biochemical aspects of lung growth, repair, and injury.
Prenatal lung development, airway epithelium, mucus, mucus-secreting cells, surfactant, and small and large airway diseases are discussed extensively, with a focus on normal and abnormal physiology.
Newer aspects of lung volume reduction surgery, including the National Emphysema Treatment Trial, lung transplantation, and a review of the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation, are included.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0984/is_6_122/ai_96306170   (600 words)

  
 Lung Cancer Book
A commanding book with new lifesaving strategies for those at risk and those already diagnosed with lung cancer.
Straightforward language and the words of patients and their families are the hallmarks of this book which has been reviewed by medical experts and physicians.
Based on five years of ethnographic research, this book considers the perspectives of patients with advanced small-cell bronchial carcinoma or lung cancer, their families, and the doctors and nurses who treat them.
www.iaround.org /lung_cancer_book_LC.php   (830 words)

  
 Sarah Wernick
This important book is a must-read for current and former smokers, others at risk, individuals with newly diagnosed lung cancer, and their family and friends.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women.
This book will be invaluable to those diagnosed with the illness and their many loved ones.
sarahwernick.com /books/lungcancer.html   (758 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - book lung (Biology, General) - Encyclopedia
book lung, terrestrial respiratory organ characteristic of arachnids such as scorpions and primitive spiders.
Each book lung consists of hollow flat plates.
Air bathes the outer surface of the plates and blood circulates within them, facilitating the exchange of gases.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/booklung.html   (173 words)

  
 The Wallet of Kai Lung (Ernest Bramah) - book review
Ernest Bramah's Kai Lung is a storyteller in an imagined China, telling tales of earnest examination candidates, corrupt mandarins, beautiful maidens, alchemical potions, grasping merchants, and assorted other stereotypes from the Western imagination of China.
Bramah makes no attempt to depict any kind of historical reality, but uses the setting to allow his invention and fantasy free reign, to free himself from the confines of the mundane.
The Kai Lung stories must surely have been an influence, even if an indirect one, on modern comic writers such as Barry Hughart and Terry Pratchett, and should appeal to their fans.
www.dannyreviews.com /h/Kai_Lung.html   (312 words)

  
 bird lung : Encyclopedia Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
that the transition from a reptilian lung to a bird lung (avian lung) is unlikely since intermediate stages...
from normal human viruses in that it infects lung cells which would normally be impervious to the...
Adaptive radiation often occurs when a species is introduced to a new ecosystem, or when a species can survive in an environment that was unreachable before.
www.logicjungle.com /wikifind-bird+lung.html   (245 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Good Earth (Enriched Classics): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century.
However, it is Wang Lung who succumbs to the desires that afflict the wealthy, whilst O-lan remains faithful to the simple lifestyle of a farmer.
This is the story of the cyclical nature of life, of the passions and desires that motivate a human being, of good and evil, and of the desire to survive and thrive against great odds.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671510126?v=glance   (2040 words)

  
 Cystic Fibrosis -Lungs for Life Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
- Lungs for Life, Inc., a local organization that provides support for lung transplant candidates and recipients, has made a donation to CFFC for the purchase of resource materials for CF patients who may be considering lung transplantation.
This book has proved to be a valuable resource for members of our CF community who have undergone lung transplantation.
If you or a family member is grappling with the difficult decisions surrounding lung transplantation, contact the CF Center at Golisano Children's Hospital for a copy of this helpful guide.
www.lungsforlife.org /news/cffc_pg2.htm   (134 words)

  
 ERS
The European Lung White Book is a 200-page report which includes data on the causes, means of prevention and treatment for a wide range of respiratory diseases, as well as epidemiological data collected from the 51 countries of the WHO Europe region.
An entire section of the European Lung White Book is dedicated to training, teaching and research in respiratory medicine across Europe.
This brochure, which is an abbreviated version of the European Lung White Book, provides key facts and figures on asthma, COPD, lung cancer, pneumonia, tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnoea and interstitial lung diseases for a better understanding of the current burden of lung disease in Europe.
www.ersnet.org /ers/default.aspx?id=95   (469 words)

  
 Awarded Illustrations Children's Book:: Wu-Lung & I-lung   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I-lung agrees, but is later forced by the ruler to break his promise.
I-lung is utterly guilt-ridden—believing he has betrayed his father’s last wish—until a surprise visitor brings him wonderful news.
The book was the only children's story featured in a live performance in a 2004 literary showcase at the Cleveland Playhouse, is on the Cleveland Municipal Schools reading list, and is included in the curriculum of public schools in the African nation of
www.fortunechildbooks.com /wulungshowcase.htm   (834 words)

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