2. Anatomy of the Pulmonary Endothelium

  1. Norbert F. Voelkel2 and
  2. Sharon Rounds Chief3,4
  1. Radu V. Stan

Published Online: 11 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470747490.ch2

The Pulmonary Endothelium: Function in health and disease

The Pulmonary Endothelium: Function in health and disease

How to Cite

Stan, R. V. (2009) Anatomy of the Pulmonary Endothelium, in The Pulmonary Endothelium: Function in health and disease (eds N. F. Voelkel and S. Rounds), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470747490.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The E. Raymond Fenton Professor of Pulmonary Research, Director, Victoria Johnson Center for Pulmonary Obstructive Disease Research, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA

  2. 3

    Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Medical Service, Providence VA, USA

  3. 4

    Medical Center, Providence, RI 02908, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Pathology and Microbiology & Immunology, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470723616

Online ISBN: 9780470747490



  • vascular endothelium - highly differentiated cellular monolayer;
  • lung capillary endothelium - continuous type;
  • arteries (precapillary segment);
  • pulmonary endothelium anatomy;
  • pulmonary venous system (postcapillary segment);
  • avian lung and mammalian lung difference;
  • pulmonary ECs ultrastructure and facilitating gas exchange


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historic Perspective

  • Pulmonary Circulation

  • Bronchial Circulation

  • Conclusions and Perspectives

  • References