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Age related increase in the intra-alveolar macrophage population of non-smokers.
  1. W A Wallace,
  2. M Gillooly,
  3. D Lamb
  1. Department of Pathology, Edinburgh University Medical School.


    The alveolar macrophage population is higher in smokers than in non-smokers. An age related increase in the alveolar macrophage number in the lungs of non-smokers has been found, whether expressed per unit lung volume or per unit lung surface area.

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