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Definition: 'Superior Lobe Of (right/left) Lung'

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superior lobe of (right/left) lung

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. the lobe of the right lung that lies above the oblique and horizontal fissures and includes the apical (S I), posterior (S II), and anterior (S III) bronchopulmonary segments; in the left lung, the lobe lies above the oblique fissure and contains the apicoposterior (S I + II), anterior (S III), superior lingular (S IV), and inferior lingular (S V) segments.

Synonyms: lobus superior pulmonis (dextri et sinistri), upper lobe of lung



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