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nbme16/Block 1/Question#37 (5.3 difficulty score)
A male newborn delivered at 28 weeks' ...
Decreased numbers of lamellar bodiesπŸ”
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submitted by cassdawg(957),

Type II pneumocytes secrete surfactant from lamellar bodies (FA2020 p661)

Premature infants are at risk for neonatal respiratory distress syndrome due to inadequate production of surfactant.




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submitted by meryen13(13),

am i the only one who forgot what was lamellar bodies? :D lamellar bodies (otherwise known as lamellar granules, membrane-coating granules (MCGs), keratinosomes or Odland bodies) are secretory organelles found in type II alveolar cells in the lungs, and in keratinocytes in the skin