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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
This full color medical exhibit explains the mechanism of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with three illustrations. The first image provides an orientation of the lungs within the thorax and the bronchial tree within them. The next two images are enlarged views of a terminal bronchus and the alveolus depicting normal gas exchange and decreased gas exchange due to excessive fluid produced by the surrounding capillaries.