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Lamellar Bodies

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

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Description:

Lamellar bodies are secreted by type II pneumocytes of the fetal lung and are surfactant rich. These bodies increase as the fetus matures and cause the increasing turbidity seen in the fluid. These bodies have a volume of 2-20 femtoliters, which is the volume measured in automated platelet analyzers.

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