What is hyaline membrane?


What is hyaline membrane?

Respiratory Distress Syndrome:

Respiratory distress syndrome is seen in newborns and infants and causes the lungs to not be able to inflate enough when the child is breathing. The child then works harder to breath but still can't get enough oxygen, so carbon dioxide builds up in his or her body. Respiratory distress syndrome can result in death if not acted on quickly.

Answer and Explanation:

Hyaline membrane are cells that collect in the airway, which makes it harder to breathe. Hyaline membrane is not normal and is created when there's...

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Conditions Associated with Respiratory Failure

from Pathophysiology Textbook

Chapter 9 / Lesson 10

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