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Changes in lung tissue with age

Changes in lung tissue with age

Overview

Lung tissue atrophies and is not as efficient with age.

Review Date 7/25/2020

Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.