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Day: October 25, 2016

Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Infants

Neonatal respiratory distress occurs in premature infants who have not yet produced adequate amounts of surfactant. The condition causes difficultly breathing in newborns. Surfactant is a substance that coats the lungs and alveoli, and facilitates the exchange between oxygen and carbon dioxide. Without enough surfactant, the lungs collapse and the infant has to work very […]

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