Number of alveoli in lung

Value 4.8e+8 unitless Range: 2.74e+8 to 7.9e+8 unitless
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Ochs et al., The Number of Alveoli in the Human Lung. The American Journal of Respiratory and Clinical Care Medicine. 169 (1): 120. (2004) p.122 left column top paragraph & p.124 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID14512270
Comments Number is for a pair of lungs. Mean value for a single lung is 240 million alveoli.
Entered by Phil Mongiovi
ID 101476