How are the alveoli designed to maximize the exchange of gases?

Asked by adalroshan2464 | 14th May, 2019, 10:50: AM

Expert Answer:

Large numbers of alveoli in the lungs provides a very large surface area for the exchange of gases.

  • Walls of alveoli contain an extensive network of blood vessels.
  • Walls of alveoli are extremely thin and made of single layer of cells.
  • They have balloon-like structure that provide maximum surface area for exchange of gases.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 14th May, 2019, 04:23: PM